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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-83
Corporate Name: James D. Salter
Local Name:
Owner Name: James D. Salter
Location: Beat No. 9, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1852
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Unknown
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 500 bushels of corn
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Saw and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Salter sawmill had a capital investment of $200 with raw materials of $350 in timber. He employed one man to whom he paid a monthly wage of $10. No record of sawmill production exists. A total of 500 bushels of corn was ground into meal valued at $500.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson