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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-10
Corporate Name: Beltex Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Beltex Lumber Company.
Location: Maud
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Maud
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 74 in 1906; 700 in 1928; 320 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Elm, black and red gum, red and white oak; timbers
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: Band sawmill, edgers, trimmers,
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: This sawmill was listed in the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills and again in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. Beltex Lumber Company operated a band sawmill and a steam logging tram road.
Research Date: MCJ 03-07-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson