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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-91
Corporate Name: Texas Tram and Lumber cross-tie sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Texas Tram and Lumber. Yellow Bluff Tram. Long Manufacturing Company and Beaumont Lumber Company, leased in late 1877 for a number of years.
Location: Kirbyville
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1896
End Year: 1902
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1896 to 1902
Town: Kirbyville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 2,000 by 1898
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Logging tram company, which also operated a crosstie sawmill at Kirbyville in Jasper County. Sawtimber and sawlogs.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Mules, oxen, steam machinery, steam logging tram road
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: Gulf, Beaumont, & Kansas City Southern (Santa Fe) tram
Historicial Development: Texas Tram and Lumber Company moved its cross-tie sawmill from Cairo along with its logging camp at Magnolia Springs in 1896 to Kirbyville. The small tie mill produced timbers and ties for the Texas Tram & Lumber Company's steam logging tram road and possibly for John Henry Kirby's Gulf Beaumont & Kansas City tram road beginning in 1893.
Research Date: MCJ 01-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson