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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-76
Corporate Name: Kelley & Nolins
Local Name:
Owner Name: I. F. or J. F. Kelley & Nolins
Location: Subdistrict 155
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Subdistrict 155
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
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: 1,500,000 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Probably International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Kelly & Nolins sawmill was listed in Subdistrict 155 for Walker County in the 1880 Census. The Census recorded the d capital value of the facility at $4,000. Kelly & Nolins employed sixteen men at peak production and twelve normally. They were paid $1.25 to $2.50 daily for ten-hour shifts. The firm paid out a total of $3,000 in wages for twelve three-quarter time months of operations. From $8,250 worth of sawlogs and supplies, the facility manufactured 1,500,000 feet of lumber for a value of $15,000.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson