The 1928 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide Page: 234
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234 THE TEXAS ALMANAC.
recently established near Houston. (See "Salt" in
chapter on Minerals )
Slaughtering and Meat Packing,-This is the
third ranking industry in Texas on basis of value
of products. The census of 1923 listed twenty-six
plants with total products of more than $58,000,000
and with 3,753 wage-earners The two largest
plants are located at Fort Worth, the leading live
stock market of the Southwest, but there are other
large plants at Dallas, San Antonio, El Paso. Hous-
ton and Amarillo.
Smnelting.-The largest custom smelter in the
world is located at E Paso, utilizing copper, silver,
lead and other ores There is also a zinc smelting
industry at Amarillo, utilizing ores from Colorado
and New Mexico and using gas fioni the fields in
the Panhandle territory The Census Bueau re-
leases no figures on this industry
Sugar Refimng.-There are two large sugar re-
fining plants in Texas located at Sugarland and
Texas City The raw product is imported from the
West Indies. No figures are released by the Cen-
Wall Plaster, Composition Floomring and Other
Gypsum Products.-There are valuab e deposits of
gypsum-rock gypsum and gypsite-in many sec-
tions of Texas, but the present manufacturing in-
dustry is confined to the gypsum deposits lying be-
low the foot of the cap rock and stretching approxi-
mately from Quanali to Sweetwater There are
plants near Quanah, Sweetwater, Plasterco, Hamlin
and Rotan This industry has developed rapidly. A
great variety of building materials are manufactured
and there seems to be an expanding market There
was an increase of 50 per cent in value of products
between the census reports ot 1919 and 1923
COTTON MILLS IN TEXAS.
Belton.-Belton Yarn Mills, 11,932 spindles; 10s
and 2us hosiery yarns.
Bonham,.-Consolidated Textile Corporation (Bon-
ham division) ; 16,200 spindles; 433 looms; duck and
Bowie.-A 3,300-spindle mill with eight looms to
manufacture tire fabrics
Brenham.-South Texas Cotton Mills; 6,504 spin-
dles, 200 looms, duck, osnaburgs, drills, sheetings
Corsicana.-Corsicana Cotton Mills; 15,500 spin-
dles; 281 looms; single and double filling ducks and
Cuero,-Guadalupe Valley Cotton Mills; 8,300
spindles, 208 looms; flat duck.
Dallas,--1 Dallas Cotton Mills, 16,228 spindles.
334 looms, flat and double filling duck and drills
2 C. R Miller Manufacturing Company; 15,760
spindles, 384 looms; drills and twills. 3. Fogarty
Silk Knitting Co , 10 machines, silk knit neckties.
4. Texas Hosiery Mills, 280 machines; children's
ribbed hose and men's half hose
Denison.-Denison Cotton Mill Co; 16,000 spin-
dles, 386 looms, duck, drills and twills.
El Paso.-El Paso Cotton Mills; 5,016 spindles,
172 loomis; denims, drills and ticks.
Fort Worth.-1 Worth Mills, 16,000 spindles; 8
looms, cord tire fabrics 2 Dixie Hosiery Mills; 64
machines, nmercerized and silk hosiery
Galevston.-Galvez Mill, 13,700 spindles; yarns.
Gonzales.-Gonzales Cotton Mill Company; 6,800
spindles, 210 loomis; flat duck, drills and osnaburgs.
Hillsbor.-Hillsboro Cotton Mill, 6,500 spindles,
180 looms, 6 to 18-oz duck and osnaburgs.
Houston-1 Houston Cotton and Twine Mills,
Inc. 6,640 spindles; twines and yarns, ts to 40s.
2 Houston Textile Mills, 4,00 Ospindles, 100 looms,
cotton blankets 3 Houston Hosiery Mills, 13 knit-
tiing machines, half hose.
Itasca..-Itasca Cotton Manufacturing Company;
12,000 slindles, 315 looms; ducks, drills and osna-
tingsville.-San Antonio Cotton Mills (Kingsville
iiision), 2.448 spindles; 8s yarns.
Marble Falls.-Partly constructed to operate 10,-
000 spindles, flannelette
McKinney.-C R Miller Manufacturing Com-
pany, 11,072 spindles, 746 loons; colored cotton
Mexia.-Mexia Textile Mills; 5,000 spindles; 128
looms, ducks and osnaburgs.
New Braunfels.-Planters & Merchants Mills,
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