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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-32
Corporate Name: C[lab] B. Bela
Local Name:
Owner Name: C[labe] B. Byley
Location: Rebecca, near the Sabine County line
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1904 to 1910
Town: Rebecca
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Commissary
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Southern Industrial & Lumber Review reported that the Byley mill at Rebecca in 1906 was manufacturing 12,000 feet daily. C. B. Byley mortgaged to Dilley for $130 a 30-inch, 3-saw edger on 25 June 1906.. Byley also appeared on the county tax rolls from 1904 to 1910. He in 1908 he was taxed on commissary goods, product, tools, and boilers. He also owned a cotton gin near or at his sawmill.
Research Date: JKG, 8-20-93 MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M. Johnson