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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-168
Corporate Name: James W. Power
Local Name:
Owner Name: James W. Power
Location: Precinct 1
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: Precinct 1
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: 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: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: James W. Power ran a 20-horsepower steam sawmill in Nacogdoches County during the census year ending May 31, 1880. He had $1800 invested in the mill, and operated it six months during the year. He did his own logging, and employed five hands (three children under the age of sixteen years). The work day consisted of nine to ten hours, and wages ranged from $1 to $2 a day. The saw was a single circular.
Research Date: JKG 9-20-93, M. Johnson 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson