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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-31
Corporate Name: Elbert Dickson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Elbert Dickson
Location: Unknown
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cotton
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: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 feet in plank and 100,000 feet in sheathing 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: Sawmill and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Dickson's lumber and cotton operation in Rusk County was a capital valuation of $4,000. Six men earned a total monthly wage of $120. They produced 200,000 feet in plank and 100,000 feet in sheathing, for a value of $2,500.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson