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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-110
Corporate Name: E. Taylor
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. Taylor
Location: Precinct one, Taylor Springs, Nacogdoches County
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Taylor Springs
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: 15-horsepower water turbine
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: A circular sawmill powered by a 15-horsepower water turbine
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: E. Taylor operated a single circular sawmill at Taylor Springs during the census year ending May 31, 1880. He had $2000 invested in the enterprise, and employed six hands (three children under the age of sixteen years). Taylor ran his mill six months during the year, paying his employees between $0.75 and $1.50 per nine to ten hour day. The sawmill was powered with a 15-horsepower water turbine.
Research Date: JKG 9-20-93, M. Johnson 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson