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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-44
Corporate Name: E. Ross
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. Ross
Location: Beckville
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Beckville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1,800 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood and shortleaf yellow pine; crossties and timbers.
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: 15000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 15,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Coast & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: According to the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, E. Ross was cutting 15,000 feet daily of hardwood and pine lumber in 1928 at Beckville. The mill's speciality was crossties and timbers.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson