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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-169
Corporate Name: W. M. Parish
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. M. Parish
Location: Bettie: FM 2088 and St Louis Southwestern tracks
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Bettie
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 284 in 1905; 600 in 1928; 420 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and shortleaf yellow pine products
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 30000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 30,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, and trimmers.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: W. M. Parish was sawmilling in the 1920s and 1930s at Bettie.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson