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Sawmills and Railroads of Trinity County

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Sawmills and Forests


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Davy Crockett National Forest
Temple Industries
Thompson Timber Interests

The Thompson and Tucker Lumber Company was begun in 1852 by John Martin Thompson. In 1881, he relocated the business to Trinity County, Texas. Mills were established by the Thompsons at Grayburg and Trinity under various names, including Thompson Brothers, Thompson and Tucker, and Texas Long Leaf Lumber Companies. The company papers are found in the University of Houston Library's special collections.

Railroads in Trinity County

Beaumont Trinity and Sabine
Groveton, Lufkin & Northern Railroad
Trinity & Sabine Railway

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