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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-27
Corporate Name: West Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: West Lumber Company. Reese-Corriher Lumber Company.
Location: Connell, six miles east of Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1920
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: About 1920 to 1928
Town: Connell
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: 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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Southern Pacific
Historicial Development: The Gulf Coast Lumberman reported that the J. M. West Lumber Company bought the Reese-Corriher Lumber Company in 1920. The sawmill was located six miles east of Beaumont adjacent to the Southern Pacific tracks. The sale included stumpage of fifty million feet of long leaf and short leaf pine. South Texas Lumber Company, a J. M. West operation, would market the cut. The J. M. West mills at Milvid, Onalaska, and Connell were cut out by 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson