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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CH-26
Corporate Name: William A. Beckwith
Local Name:
Owner Name: William A. Beckwith
Location: On Turtle Bayou
County: Chambers
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1896
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1896 and before
Town: On Turtle Bayou
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
Power Source: Steam
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: A newspaper reported that Beckwith's mill was supplying local needs for fencing and building as well as shipping orders to Galveston. In 1897, T. A. Kilgore, who was running his own mill at Turtle Bayou, became a partner with Beckwith and moved the mill to Wallisville.
Research Date: MCJ 3-18-94
Prepared By: M Johnson