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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-29
Corporate Name: J. H. Beavers & Meeks
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Beavers & Meeks
Location: Hawkins
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1911
End Year: 1938
Decades: 1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1911 to 1938
Town: Hawkins
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 227 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Yellow pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1915
Capacity Comments: In 1915, 20,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: J.C. Nellis and A.H. Pierson reported that Beavers & Meek were sawmilling 20,000 feet daily of yellow pine lumber in 1915 at Hawkins. The mill was located several miles to the northwest. Timothy K. Perttula et al. noted that their sawmill operated from 1911 to 1938.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson