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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-13
Corporate Name: Brown Lumber Yard & Planing Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brown Lumber Yard & Planing Mill
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1929
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1920s
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 65,000 in 1928; 57732 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Finished lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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 only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Brown Lumber Yard & Planing Mill operated in Beaumont during the 1920s.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson