Dibert, Stark & Brown Cypress Company at Donner, Louisiana  
Historical Timeline

February 3, 1903
Dibert, Stark & Brown Cypress Company, Ltd. is chartered (Plessala, 1999).


Dibert, Stark & Brown is listed in the 1910 edition of the American Lumberman's Register of Sawmill and Planing Mill Auxiliary Equipment as operating 2-1/2 miles of railroad using 60-lb. rails. Equipment operated were 2 locomotives, 26 logging cars and 1 Lidgerwood log loader.

  The following is a general description of the facilities of Dibert Stark & Brown was given in a promotional booklet published by the Times-Picayune at New Olreans in 1917 (Times-Picayune, 1917).  
  Dibert, Stark & Brown Cypress  
  The mill is noted as being closed by 1939 (Crawford, Farber, and Schenkman, 1996).  
Bibliography and Further Reading
  American Lumberman. Register of Sawmill and Planing Mill Auxiliary Equipment. Chicago: American Lumberman, 1910.  
  Crawford, Louis, Glyn Farber, and David E. Schenkman. Louisiana Trade Tokens: A Listing and History of the Known Trade Tokens Used in the State of Louisiana. Lake Mary, Fla: Token and Medal Society, 1996.  
  Plessala, Jo Anne Gosselin. I Remember Donner: A Historical Narrative About An Early Twentieth-Century Sawmill Community, 1900-1938. Houma, La.: Progressive Software, 1999.  
  (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. Louisiana: A Text Book of the Industrial, Commercial, Financial, Agricultural, Live Stock, Produce, Lumber and Mineral Resources and Advantages of a Great State. New Orleans: The Times-Picayune, 1917.  
Text and images were digitized and proofread from the original source documents by Murry Hammond. Contact Murry for all corrections, additions, and contributions of new material.