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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-5
Corporate Name: B. Goodson
Local Name:
Owner Name: B. Goodson
Location: Precinct No. 4, Census, 1870, Wood County
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Precinct No. 4
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 35-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: 1,537,000 feet 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: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1870, the capital investment of the B. Goodson sawmill, according to that year's Census Products of Industry Schedule, was d to be $6,000. Ten men earned earned $4,000 in ten months. Raw materials included $5,300 worth of logs and and $1,000 in unmilled corn. The sawmill manufactured 1,537,000 feet of lumber valued at $31,000. The grist mill produced cornmeal valued at $1,700.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson