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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-86
Corporate Name: Marshall Rainy (Cainy) Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Marshall Rainy (Cainy) Mill
Location: Ward 3
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Ward 3
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oak timber for a plank factory
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam engine and boiler
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 750,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with four circular saws
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Manuscript Census of 1880, reporting for June 1, 1879, to May 31, 1880, detailed the business operations of the Marshall Rainy (Cain?) Mill sawmill for the twelve months of its operation. The sawmill, d a capital value of $4,500, employed ten men at peak and five men normally. The employees received daily wages of $1.25 to $2.50 for nine hour days in the winters and ten hour days in the summer. The business paid a total wage of $2,800 to its workers. The sawmill had a business relationship with George W. Coit's brick and tile firm, which employed three men and three children at a daily wage of $.75 for ten-hour shifts.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson