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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-4
Corporate Name: Beckville Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Beckville Lumber Company
Location: Beckville: Highways 149 and 959
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Beckville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,800 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shortleaf yellow pine products.
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: 1928
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill with edgers and trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast & Santa Fe (earlier the Texas and Gulf)
Historicial Development: The Beckville Lumber Company in 1928 was listed as cutting yellow pine at 20,000 feet daily with a circular saw.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson