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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-32
Corporate Name: J. P. Davis stave mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. P. Davis of Hutchinson, Kansas
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1890
End Year: 1899
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: During the 1890's; closed for several years before 1899.
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Staves
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Possibly a circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. P. Davis operated a stave mill for some years in Beaumont before closing it down for several years. A trade journal reported that he would be reopening the mill “at the plant of L. Miller and Shingle Company, and its output for four years has already been contracted for.”
Research Date: MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson