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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-50
Corporate Name: R. J. Hart
Local Name:
Owner Name: R. J. Hart
Location: Unknown
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
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: 20-horsepower water wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 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: A mill with one saw, grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to the 1870 census records, Hart's water-powered saw and grist mill valued at a $3,000 capital investment manufactured 100,000 feet of lumber worth $1,500 and ground $3,300 of cornmeal. He paid three men $1,000 in twelve months. Raw materials included 3,000 bushels of corn valued at $3,000 and 500 logs valued at $200.
Research Date: MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson