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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-144
Corporate Name: Robert Lewis
Local Name:
Owner Name: Robert Lewis
Location: Unknown
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Unknown
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 300,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, Robert Lewis' steam-powered sawmill, worth $1,000, produced 300,000 board feet of lumber valued at $4,500. His raw materials included 300 logs at $1,200 and 180 cords at $360. Lewis employed six men, each averaging $17.00 plus monthly, during that time.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland