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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-46
Corporate Name: G. A. M. Starke
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. A. M. Starke
Location: Unknown
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to early 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 300,000 feet during the reporting period of the census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, G.A.M. Starke's steam-powered sawmill, with a capital investment of $2,500, consumed 450 cords of wood to produce 300,000 feet of lumber, valued at $4500, during the census year. It ground 1,000 bushels worth $1,000. Starke employed six men workers during that time, each earning $12 monthly.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson