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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-62
Corporate Name: Hooker & Bro.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hooker & Bro.
Location: Beat No. 1, U. S. Census, 1870
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Beat No. 1
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 10-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: 234,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census 0f 1870
Produced:
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: None
Historicial Development: According to the Census of 1870, the Hooker & Bro. steam mill had a capital investment of $1,000 with raw materials of $2,370 in logs and $1,800 worth of 2,200 bushels of all grains. They employed three men in the saw mill to whom they paid a total annual wage of $1,000 over twelve months, and two men at the grist mill whom they paid $500 in the same period. The saw mill manufactured 234,000 feet of lumber valued at $3,850, and the grist mill produced a value of $2,250.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson