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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-11
Corporate Name: Arnold and Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: Arnold and Brother
Location: 19th Subdivision, 1870 Census, Danville post office, (Montgomery ?)
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1870
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: Appeared in the 1870 census and in an 1884 lumber directory
Town: Montgomery (1884)
Company Town: 2
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
Power Source: 20-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 800,000 feet of lumber 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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None until the Santa Fe reached Montgomery from Navasota in 1884.
Historicial Development: Arnold and Brother operated a 20-horsepower steam saw and grist mill, valued at $5,000, in Montgomery County for nine months during the census year ending June 1, 1870, producing 800,000 feet of lumber (valued at $12,000). By 1884 the mill was apparently still in operation; for Arnold and Brother appeared in an 1884 lumber directory as having a sawmill at Montgomery, Montgomery County.
Research Date: JKG 10-25-93, MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson