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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-55
Corporate Name: H. Boyce
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. Boyce
Location: Precinct 3, 1870 Census
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Precinct 3
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 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: Unknown*
Historicial Development: The H. Boyce mill operated for eleven months during the census year ending May 31, 1870. It was valued at $2,500, with $2,100 of it in the sawmill. A total wage of $1,100 was paid to three men at the sawmill. Raw materials included $800 in logs. The mill produced 200,000 feet of lumber valued at $4,000. A total wage of $100 was paid to two men at the grist mill. Raw materials included $1,200 for 1,200 bushels of corn. The mill produced cornmeal valued at $1,800.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson