follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-42
Corporate Name: H. R. Runnels
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. R. Runnels
Location: Unknown
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
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: 40-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: 60,000 feet of plank 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The H. R. Runnels mill operated for four months during the census year ending May 31, 1870. It was valued at $4,000 and Runnels paid a total annual wage of $500 to four men. Raw materials were valued at $100. The mill produced 60,000 feet of plank valued at $1,200.
Research Date: MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson