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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-64
Corporate Name: J. H. Risckes
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. H. Risckes
Location: Precinct 4
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 4
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: 25-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 15000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 3,000,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census Estimated 15,000 board feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill with 4-gang and circular saws
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. H. Risckes, according to the Census of 1880, owned and operated a sawmill of a d value of $4,000 in Harrison County. The mill employed fifty men at peak production and twenty-five normally. They earned from $1.25 to $2.50 per day depending on their level of skill and worked eleven-hour shifts winter and summer. Risckes paid $6,000 in total wages. The mill, in six months, manufactured 3,000,000 feet of lumber worth $30,000 from $17,000 worth of sawlogs and supplies.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson