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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-84
Corporate Name: M. M. Denson
Local Name:
Owner Name: M. M. Denson
Location: La Fayette
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1875
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1875 to 1884
Town: La Fayette
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Unknown
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Pittsburgh
Historicial Development: The Denson sawmill and planing mill at La Fayette was listed in an 1884 railroad directory. He later relocated to Pittsburgh. Denson was sawmilling as early as 1875 for that year he sold some lumber to G. W. Baird for the building of a box “dwelling.”
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson