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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-16
Corporate Name: Cloud Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Cloud Lumber Company
Location: Rosedale, just outside of Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 11 years
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1957
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1947 to 1957
Town: Rosedale, just outside of Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Mostly pine, some hardwood
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: 25000: 1950
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, planing mill, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Cloud Lumber Company rebuilt an old sawmill site in Rosedale, just outside the Beaumont City limits, in 1947. It had a sawmill, a planing mill, and dry kilns. It cut primarily pine but some hardwoods as well. The company was listed at Beaumont in the 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson