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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-53
Corporate Name: Morris & Reede
Local Name:
Owner Name: Morris & Reede
Location: Precinct No. 5, Census, 1870
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: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 24-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: 800,000 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: A sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1870, the capital investment of the Morris & Reede sawmill, according to that year's Census Products of Industry Schedule, was d to be $4,500. In ten months of operations, ten men were employed at a total wage of $3,200. The sawmill manufactured 800,000 feet of lumber valued at $16,000. The grist mill produced cornmeal valued at $4,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson