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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-6
Corporate Name: W. H. Aldridge
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Aldridge
Location: Pine Island bayou
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1899
Town: Pine Island
Company Town: 2
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
Other
Power Source: 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: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported that Aldridge's “mill at Pine Island bayou is now in full operation. He will devote a large share of his attention to the Beaumont local trade.” The mill disappeared from lumber history within a year or two.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson