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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-76
Corporate Name: Montgomery Wilkinson & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Montgomery Wilkinson & Co.
Location: Unknown
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Unknown
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 5000: 1850
Capacity Comments: 1,000,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census of 1850
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Montgomery Wilkinson & Co. mill in 1850 was one of the biggest in the state of Texas. Valued at $23,000, it cut one million feet of lumber valued at $15,000. Eighteen men, averaging $12 each monthly, and two women, averaging $8 each monthly, worked at the mill. Raw materials included 100,000 logs at $2,700. The mill is not listed in the Census of 1860.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson