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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-82
Corporate Name: M. J. Wheat
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. J. Wheat
Location: Unknown
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1883
End Year: 1883
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1883
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle machinery
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: M. J. Wheat was operating a small shingle plant in Harrison County during 1883. That year he took a $143 mortgage with R. V. Thompkins on his No. 6 Halls shingle machine, an extra forty-inch saw and flange, a forty-one inch wheel jointer, and a six-foot dragsaw.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson