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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-69
Corporate Name: J. H. and J. W. Sewell
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. and J. W. Sewell
Location: Precinct 7, 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: Precinct 7, 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: 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 board feet during reporting period
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 Sewell sawmill operated for ten months at three-quarters time during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $2,000 and the Sewell's paid $1.00 per day for eleven-hour shifts to three men normally and six men at peak production and logging. The Sewells paid out a total of $600 in wages. The mill produced three hundred thousand board feet valued at $2,800 from $1,600 in sawlogs and supplies.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-03-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson