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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-60
Corporate Name: Horace Blinn
Local Name:
Owner Name: Horace Blinn
Location: Precinct 1, 1880 U.S. Census Post office at Linden
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Post office at Linden
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: 60-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 2,500,000 board feet during the reporting period
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A circular steam sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Horace Blinn sawmill operated for twelve months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $10,000. Blinn normally employed fifteen men and increased it to twenty-five as needed. He paid them $1.25 to $1.75 daily for ten-hour shifts. The mill produced 2,500,000 board feet worth $25,000 from $14,000 worth of sawlogs and supplies.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson