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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-11
Corporate Name: Collins & Sellers
Local Name: Lodi Mill
Owner Name: J. K. Sellers and Collins. W. C. Jones.
Location: Lodi
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 7 years
Start Year: 1876
End Year: 1882
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1876 to 1882
Town: Lodi
Company Town: 1
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: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill in 1876. Sawmill in 1882.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: Marion County records note that Collins and Sellers, on April 26, 1882, mortgaged for a Blymer sawmill, No. 1042, with a large band wheel, earlier owned by W. C. Jones. J. K. Sellers sold his half-interest in the Lodi Mill the following year, including his share in the sawmill, sixty-three oxen, seven wagons, and milled lumber at the site.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson