2008-09-05 / Travel
Pineville, A Historic Refuge
Part 74: The Legacy of Francis Beidler
After B.F. Ferguson died in 1905, Francis Beidler I bought his partner's interest in Santee River Cypress Lumber Company. When he began to go blind, Beidler turned over operations to M.B. Cross and loaned the company $621,000 to keep the saws turning, but in 1914, he closed it down.