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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-88
Corporate Name: Hardy Beard
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hardy Beard. H. D. Beard. C. M. Cryer.
Location: One and half miles southeast of Broaddus
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1930
End Year: 1945
Decades: 1930-1939,1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1930s through World War II
Town: Southeast of Broaddus
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
Other
Power Source: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
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: Hardy Beard, according to M. Beard, operated a portable sawmill plant in San Augustine and Angelina counties during the 1930s. When interviewed by Vernon Beasley, Hubert Busby, a San Augustine lumberman, noted that Beard used a portable, diesel-powered sawmill in the Broaddus area; Beard moved the location of the mill often.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson