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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-7
Corporate Name: Big Thicket Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Big Thicket Lumber Company with Eugene Payne as manager
Location: Chester
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1943
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1943
Town: Chester
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 319 in 1934
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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Eugene Payne was manager of the Big Thicket Lumber Company at Chester in 1943, according to a newspaper report.
Research Date: JKG 8-27-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson