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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-65
Corporate Name: J or Z Scarborough
Local Name:
Owner Name: J or Z Scarborough
Location: Precinct 1
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: Unknown
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: 15-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: 288,000 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: An individual named Scarborough operated a steam circular sawmill in Harrison County in 1879 and 1880. The Manuscript Census of 1880, reporting for June 1, 1879 to May 31, 1880, detailed the business operations of the sawmill. The sawmill, d a capital value of $200, worked six employees a week and four men and one child normally. The employees received daily wages of $1.00 to $1.50 for eight hour days in the winters and ten-hour days in the summer. Scarborough paid a total wage of $400. From a total value of $1,050 of supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 288,000 feet of lumber, worth a gross value of $2,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M Johnson