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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-100
Corporate Name: M. E. Boyle
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. E. Boyle
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: Precinct 7, 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: 12000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 3,000,000 board feet produced during reporting period.
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Three circular sawmills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The M. E. Boyle sawmill operated the entire year during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $9,000. Boyle paid from $1.25 to $2.50 per day in wages to fifteen men normally and twenty-five at peak production and logging. He paid out $6,000 total in wages. The work day was ten to eleven hours depending on the season. Boyle did his own logging. From $16,000 in sawlogs and supplies, the sawmill produced three million board feet valued at $24,000. The sawmill was the largest in Cass County at the time and one of the larger ones in Texas.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 4-04-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson