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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-99
Corporate Name: M. C. Lively
Local Name:
Owner Name: Mark C. Lively
Location: Precinct 7, 1880 U.S. Census Post office at Linden
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: Post office at Linden
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: About 750,000 feet of lumber 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: The M. C. Lively sawmill operated for eleven months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. Employing six men normally and ten at peak, Lively paid $1.00 daily for nine-hour shifts in the winter and eleven-hour shifts in the summer. He paid out $2000 total in wages. From $4,000 worth of sawlogs and supplies, the sawmill produced a value of $7,600 in lumber (about 750,000 board feet) and another $2,000 in other products. Lively operated for a short time beginning in 1883 a sawmill at or near Atlanta.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 4-04-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson