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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-70
Corporate Name: M. A. Stroup
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. A. Stroup
Location: 1879 to 1880: Precinct 9. 1884: Walker Station
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1884
Town: Walker Station
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: 10-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: 60,000 thousand feet during the 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 M. A. Stroup sawmill was located in Precinct 9 of Red River County in the 1880 Census. This sawmill was listed in an 1884 railroad directory and located at Walker Station. Census data reveals that this sawmill milled 60,000 feet of lumber from $325 worth of supplies and sawlogs for a total value of $1,200. Stroup employed ten men at peak production and six normally. The workers earned from $.50 to 1.00 daily for ten-hour shifts. Stroup paid out a total wage of $450 during six months of operations.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson