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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-104
Corporate Name: J. K. Bivins Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. K. Bivins.
Location: San Augustine
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1914
Town: San Augustine
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
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: Projected sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The J. K. Bivins Lumber Company was reported by The Gulf Coast Lumberman, in 1914, to have bought stumpage of thirty million feet from the Kirby Lumber Company. It was opening a sawmill facility to cut the timber. There is no record that a Bivins sawmill ever operated at San Augustine or in the county. It is possible that the sale fell through and that the timber was later sold that year or next to the Angelina County Lumber Company, which organized the San Augustine County Lumber Company to harvest and mill the timber.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson