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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-34
Corporate Name: Hotchkiss & Rowe
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hotchkiss & Rowe
Location: Jefferson
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1874
End Year: 1874
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1874
Town: Jefferson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 30-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: About one million feet annually of dressed lumber
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: East Line & Red River
Historicial Development: Hotchkiss & Rowe, according to an historical edition of the Jefferson Jimplecute, operated a steam-powered planing mill at Jefferson in 1874 as well as a sash, door, and blind factory. The company produced about one million feet annually of dressed lumber, while employing between twelve and twenty men.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson