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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-15
Corporate Name: C. B. Carter & Son or Carter & Co or C. B. Carter & Brother
Local Name: Carter's Mill
Owner Name: C. B. Carter & Son or Carter & Co
Location: Precinct 3 at Carter's Mill, office in Longview
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Carter's Mill
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,300 in 1882
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: 10000: 1880
Capacity Comments: Produced 2,500,000 feet 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: This company was referred to in the Northwestern Lumberman and the census records of 1880 variously as Carter & Co, C. B. Carter & Son, and C. B. Carter and Brother. The office was located at Longview and the mill site at Precinct 3 of the census records. The census enumerated the value of the mill as $23,000 and cutting two and a half million feet of lumber during the reporting period of twelve months for a gross value of $27,500, from $14,150 worth of raw materials. The mill employed fifteen to thirty-men to operate the mill at three-quarters time for the year. They were paid a combined total wage of $6,000 at a rate of $1.35 to $3.00 per day per eleven-hour shift. The company did its own logging in the vicinity of the mill.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson