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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-123
Corporate Name: R. L. Thornton, J. T. and J. E. Thompkins
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. L. Thornton, J. T. and J. E. Thompkins. I. T. Thompson.
Location: Five miles north of Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: Five miles north of Beckville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler
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 with an edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905
Historicial Development: R. L. Thornton was involved in 1907 with J. T. and J. E. Thompkins in buying out I. T. Thompson's sawmill community five miles north of Beckville. This group intended to move the former Thompson property to five miles southwest of Beckville.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson