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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-71
Corporate Name: M. W. Caudle
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. W. Caudle
Location: In 1880, at 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
Power Source: 40-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: 350,000 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: M. W. Caudle operated a steam-powered sawmill, worth $2,000, in Red River County during the census period of 1880. The firm employed seven men at peak production and four normally. The men earned $1.00 to $2.00 daily, working ten-hour shifts during the winter and eleven-hours shifts during the summer. The firm paid out $700 total in wages. In six months, the sawmill manufactured from $1,925 of supplies and sawlogs a total of 350,000 feet of lumber, valued at $3,500.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson