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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-38
Corporate Name: E. M. Werkheiser
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. M. Werkheiser
Location: Precinct 4, near Queen City, three miles north of Atlanta
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Near Queen City
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,000,000 board feet during the 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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: E.M. Werkheiser's sawmill in Cass County, according to Census records of 1880, operated for six months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. Werkheiser paid from $1.00 to $3.00 per day in wages to ten employees for eleven-hour daily shifts. The normal work crew totaled seven men. The crew received a total wage of $1,500. From $5,500 worth in sawlogs and supplies, the mill produced a million board feet of lumber worth $9,500. Werkheiser did his own logging. The mill was worth $3,000. This may be the E. Werkheiser who was sawmilling in Jefferson in 1893.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson