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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-30
Corporate Name: G. A. Harris
Local Name:
Owner Name: Harris & Brother. G. A. Harris.
Location: Kelleysville; Precinct 2.
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1884
Town: Kelleysville; Precinct 2.
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Shingle and circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Jefferson
Historicial Development: The Harris Goodwin owned and operated a small, steam-powered sawmill in Precinct 2 of Marion County. In 1880, the Census reported that its d capital value was $1,400. With a work force of ten men at peak and three normally, the mill in six full-time months of operation cut 200,000 feet of lumber, worth $2,000, from $1,100 of supplies and sawlogs. The men were paid from $1.00 to $2.00 daily for ten-hour shifts, summer and winter, and received $400 total in wages. The company became G. A. Harris and was located at Kellysville in Marion County during the 1880s. The operation was noted in a railroad directory of 1884.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson