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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AG-67
Corporate Name: Ed McCall
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ed McCall
Location: “Beat No. 2”1880 Census; 160 acres on James Cook Grant-1882
County: Angelina
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1882
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1882
Town: “Beat No. 2”1880 Census
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: 14-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: 160,000 board feet in Census year
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending May 31, 1880, E. S. McCall had $1290 invested in a steam sawmill in Angelina County in what was then called “Beat No. 2.” McCall ran this mill only three months out of the year, employing eight hands (four children under sixteen years old), and paying them from $0.75 to $2.00 per ten hour day. McCall did his own logging. In 1882, McCall possessed $1,025 worth of manufacturing tools in his sawmill.
Research Date: JKG 2-15-94, MCJ 01-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson