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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-60
Corporate Name: Sabine Tram Lumber Company
Local Name: Sabine Tram Lumber Company
Owner Name: Sabine Tram Lumber Company
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1918
End Year: 1918
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1918
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 25,000 in 1906; 65,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood mill
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
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: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: A brief mention of a Sabine Tram hardwood mill at Beaumont in 1918 was found in a local newspaper of the time. Its relationship to the historical Sabine Tram Lumber Company with its great plant at Deweyville is not certain. This hardwood mill was not listed in an edition in 1928 of Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills. The short-term life of this Beaumont mill may have been directly related to the quick entry and exit of the United States into World War I.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson