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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-6
Corporate Name: Bon Wier Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bon Wier Lumber Company with Robert D. Williams
Location: Bon Wier
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 40 years
Start Year: 1948
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959,1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1948 to 1987
Town: Bon Wier
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 400 in 1948
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber of all major species
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: 20000: 1948
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1948
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Bon Wier Lumber Company operated for four decades at Bon Wier. It may have been sold to Louisiana-Pacific. Noted in a county anthology and repeatedly listed in directories, this company cut at 20,000 feet daily in 1948.
Research Date: MCJ 12-08-95
Prepared By: M. Johnson