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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-37
Corporate Name: Franks and Morris
Local Name:
Owner Name: Franks and Morris
Location: Precinct 1, 1880 Census
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
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
Power Source: 30-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: Unknown
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: The mill of Franks and Morris operated for six months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $9,000 and the owners paid from $1.50 to $2.20 per day to twenty employees. The work day was eleven hours. The mill owners did their own logging.
Research Date: JKG 12-1-93, MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson