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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-33
Corporate Name: William Cameron & Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: William Cameron & Co
Location: Near Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1899
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hewn ties
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: Tie camps
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman reported in 1899 that Cameron “have in the vicinity of Beaumont five hewn tie camps of large proportions and employing a great many men. They are turning out a large number of ties, shipping them as rapidly as possible.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson