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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CP-24
Corporate Name: W. G. Felton
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. G. Felton
Location: Enumeration District No. 8, Precinct 3
County: Camp
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Enumeration District No. 8, Precinct 3
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 80-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: Produced 240,000 board feet during reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. G. Felton owned a sawmill plant in Camp County. It was enumerated in the 1880 Census. The sawmill, valued at$4,000, employed five men normally but added another five children under the age of sixteen at peak rushes. They were paid from $1.00 to $1.25 per an eight-hour day, and received a total wage of $500. The steam-powered, circular sawmill milled 240,000 board feet during the reporting period from $1,400 worth of raw materials into a gross product of $2,400. The company did its own logging.
Research Date: MCJ 03-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson