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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-113
Corporate Name: Pine Tree Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Pine Tree Lumber Company. R. Turner.
Location: Beckville, about nine miles northwest of Carthage
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1903 to 1905
Town: Beckville
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 606 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: An Ames boiler and steam engine
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: Bremmen sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Gulf Railway
Historicial Development: Panola County records list a mortgage from a J. Turner to the Pine Tree Lumber Company in 1903. For a $1,200 mortgage, Pine Tree Lumber received an Ames boiler and steam engine, a planer, an edger, and a Bremmen & Co sawmill. During the same year, the company mortgaged with the Hooper Singleton Lumber Company of Jefferson County, in the amount of $1,300, two hundred thousand feet of lumber, an engine, a boiler, a sawmill, an edger, a planer, two horses, ten mules, three log wagons, and eight oxen. In 1904 the company sold the sawmill to Robinson and Oden for $510.14 on October 27 and the tubular boiler earlier for $250 on August 4. The Lumbermen's Credit Association noted in 1905 the Pine Tree Lumber Company saw and planing mills at Beckville in 1905. The company had a credit rating of “slow pay.” The company was not listed in the 1907 LCA edition.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson