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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-116
Corporate Name: J. W. and B. L. Richie
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. W. and B. L. Richie. Beckham Bros. T. J. Maxey and J. L. Ferguson. J. W. Lodge.
Location: Widow Oliver's tract, about two miles west of Geneva
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
Town: West of Geneva
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crossties
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Tie mill and circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: T. J. Maxey and J. L. Ferguson mortgaged all the crossties on 16 May 1906 that they had cut at their mill on the Oliver tract of land. T. J. Maxey mortgaged in 1906 the J. W. Lodge sawmill, a 10-inch by 20-inch steam engine, a 42-inch by 16-foot boiler,and a 50-inch circular saw, located on the Widow Oliver's tract, about two miles west of Geneva. By September 1906, the sawmill was in the hands of Beckham Brothers. J. W. and B. L. Richie mortgaged with Beckham Brothers for the J. W. Lodge sawmill plus the carriage, two head blocks, feed works, and a circular saw.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson