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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-38
Corporate Name: G. T. Ross
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. T. Ross
Location: Precinct 3
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: In Precinct 3
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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: 8000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 1,800,000 feet of lumber in reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular and muley sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: G. T. Ross, according to the Special Census Records of 1880, operated a sawmill, with a d value of $10,000, in Gregg County in Precinct 3. He employed twelve to eighteen men, who earned $1.35 to $3.00 for ten-hour shifts; he paid them a combined wage of $3,800 that year. The mill logged and rafted its harvest on the Sabine River. The mill operated, during the reporting period, fulltime for five months and part-time for two months. Using $9,200 worth of raw materials, the sawmill manufactured 1,800,000 board feet of lumber valued at $18,360.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson