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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-65
Corporate Name: Lawton
Local Name:
Owner Name: Lawton
Location: Precinct 5
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 5
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: 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: 650,000 feet 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Lawton sawmill in Precinct 5 during 1879 to 1880 was d a capital value of $5,000 in the 1880 Census. It employed eight men, earning from $1.00 to $2.00 daily for ten-hour shifts in the winter and eleven-hour shifts in the summer. Lawton paid out a total of $1,500 in wages for six months of operations. From $3,575 in supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 650,000 feet of lumber valued at $6,500.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson