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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GR-15
Corporate Name: Fowler
Local Name:
Owner Name: Fowler
Location: Enumeration District 59 in Precinct 1
County: Grimes
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 1
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: 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: 5000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 900,000 feet produced during the reporting period of the Census (capable of 5,000 board feet per day)
Produced:
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: An individual named Fowler owned and operated a sawmill facility in Precinct 1 of Grimes County from 1879 to 1880. The mill was d a capital value of $3,000 and powered by a steam boiler and engine, generating 40-horsepower. The mill force included ten to twelve men who earned 75 cents for each eight-to-ten hour day they worked. The work force was paid a total of $1800 in wages during the reporting period. The mill, operating at three-quarters time for twelve months, produced nine hundred thousand board feet of lumber from $5,250 worth of raw materials and was valued at $10,000. This mill conducted its own logging in Grimes County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson