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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-77
Corporate Name: Kelley & Pace
Local Name:
Owner Name: I. F. or J. F. Kelley & Pace
Location: Enumeration District 157
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: Enumeration District 157
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: Two steam engines and four boilers
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 2,000,000 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 Kelley & Pace sawmill was listed in Enumeration District 157 for Walker County in the 1880 Census. The Census recorded the d capital value of the facility at $8,500. Kelley & Pace employed thirty men at peak production and twenty-five normally. They were paid $1.25 to $1.50 daily for ten-hour shifts during the winter and eleven-hour shifts in the summer. The firm paid out a total of $4,000 in wages. From $11,500 worth of sawlogs and supplies, the facility manufactured 2,000,000 feet of lumber for a value of $20,000.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson