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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-13
Corporate Name: C. J. Moore
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. J. Moore
Location: Precinct 1
County: Red River
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
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: 75,000 feet 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The C. J. Moore sawmill in Precinct 1 during 1879 to 1880 was d a capital value of $1,500 in the 1880 Census. It employed five men at peak production and four workers normally, earning from $.75 to $1.00 daily for ten-hour shifts. Moore paid out a total of $150 in wages for two months of operations. From $425 in supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 75,000 feet of lumber valued at $750.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson