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Texas' First Rice Mill

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1800 Pecos St., Beaumont, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 4' 49.31658000012", -94° 6' 47.58228"
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     Beaumont Rice Mill, founded 1892 by J. E. Broussard, was developed after first commercial planting of rice in Texas in 1863. Earlier crops, due to dependence on rain, were dubbed providence rice. Broussard, pioneer grower and irrigator, was also co-founder of Rice Millers' Association. His efforts caused factories to spring up in nearby counties. First is still operated by his descendants. Present building was erected in 1907.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Texas' First Rice Mill Historical Marker Location Map, Beaumont, Texas