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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-16
Corporate Name: J. O. & C. D. Betts
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. O. & C. D. Betts
Location: Naples (Belden)
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1928 to 1934
Town: Naples (Belden)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 906 in 1905. 1800 in 1928. 843 in 1934. 821 in 1940.
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine and hardwood rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Historicial Development: J. O. and C. D. Betts were listed in the 1928 Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills and again in the The Lumbermen's Credit Rating Book, October 1934. Webb reported that the community of Naples, settled in 1879, was known as Belden until 1898. Located in the northeastern part of the county, Naples long served as a shipping station on the Cotton Belt.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M Johnson