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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
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
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