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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-153
Corporate Name: Welburton (?) Mills
Local Name:
Owner Name: Welburton (?) Mills
Location: Unknown
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 16-horsepower 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: 160,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: This multi-purpose mill manufactured lumber and ground meal. Valued at $1,800 with $800 in the sawmill and $1,000 in the grist mill, it had raw materials of 300 cords of wood valued at $300 and 12,666 bushels of corn valued at $12,666. It carried a payroll of four men averaging $20 each in monthly wages. It produced 160,000 feet of lumber valued at $1,600 and 12,656 bushels of meal valued at $15,770.
Research Date: MCJ 04-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson