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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-55
Corporate Name: Menefee & Chastain
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. B. Menefee and W. J. Chastain
Location: Unknown
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1908
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1908
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: L. B. Menefee, who had ties with Louisiana & Missouri Lumber Co, Long Leaf Lumber Co, Carolina Lumber Co, and Texas Log & Lumber Co, all of which were the same company functioning under different names, also had a business connection with W. J. Chastain. They mortgaged to each other a sawmill complex along with mules, carts, and a wagon for $2,000 in 1908.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson