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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-78
Corporate Name: L. T. Craves
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. T. Craves
Location: Beat no. 7, 1860 Census, post office: Marshall
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Post office: Marshall
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
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: 
Capacity Comments: 500,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The L. T. Craves' steam-powered saw and grist mill produced 500,000 feet of lumber (valued at $10,000) during the census year ending June 1, 1860. Its owner employed six hands, and paid around $140 per month in total wages.
Research Date: JKG 12-01-93,MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland