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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-74
Corporate Name: M. P. Martin
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. P. Martin
Location: In 1870, Precinct 2 with post office at Henderson
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: In 1870, post office at Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1870, lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 22-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: In 1870, milled 100,000 board feet and ground 600 bushels of cornmeal (a capacity of 100 bushels daily) 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: In 1870, sawmill and grist mill with saw and stone.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The M. P. Martin sawmill was enumerated in the 1870 Census at Precinct 2, Rusk County. It was a combination mill, producing 100,000 board feet of lumber worth $3,000 and 600 bushels of cornmeal valued at $750. Each mill was d to be a capital value of $1,000. The mill operated eight months of the reporting period and employed eight men, who received a combined total wage of $1,300.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson