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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-50
Corporate Name: Loomis & Stewart
Local Name:
Owner Name: Loomis & Stewart
Location: Precinct 1
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 1
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 120,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census (estimated 10,000 feet daily)
Produced:
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 firm of Loomis & Stewart owned and operated a small, steam-powered sawmill in Precinct 1 of Marion County. In 1880, the Census reported that its d capital value was $2,500. With a work force of six men at peak and three normally, the mill in six half-time months of operation cut 120,000 feet of lumber, worth $1,200, from $600 of supplies and sawlogs. The men were paid from $1.00 to $2.00 daily for ten-hour shifts, summer and winter.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson