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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-45
Corporate Name: G. T. Richardson
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. T. Richardson
Location: Teacup
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Teacup
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
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: 1,000,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: G. T. Richardson, in 1850, operated a sawmill worth $14,000 at or near Teacup, in Harrison County. He employed twelve men and one woman, men averaging a monthly wage of approximately $28 each and the woman receiving $10 monthly. Raw materials included 6,000 saw logs valued at $1,500. The mill produced 1,000,000 feet of lumber worth $15,000.
Research Date: JKG 12-01-93,MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson