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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-8
Corporate Name: Beaumont Planing Mill Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Beaumont Planing Mill Company. Mark Wiess, S. B. Bacon, and James F. Ward.
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1882
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1882 to 1884
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and cypress lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Sabine & East Texas
Historicial Development: Mark Wiess, S. B. Bacon, and James F. Ward organized in March 1882 a planing mill company and began operations immediately. In September of that year they sold their business to the Beaumont Planing Mill Company, which added more equipment. Financially, the mill was a flop; by June 1884, the company was in receivership and no further mention of it has been found. Either one of the larger mills bought its equipment or its assets were auctioned to satisfy the company's creditors.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson