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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-23
Corporate Name: Bess & Lilly Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bess & Lilly Lumber Company
Location: Magnolia
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: Magnolia
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber, ties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and tie mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Bess & Lilly Lumber Company was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association for 1905. American Lumberman on March 18, 1905, reported that the Bess Lumber Company mill at Magnolia had filed for bankruptcy.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson