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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-2
Corporate Name: A. M. Damon
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. M. Damon
Location: In 1880, at Precinct 3
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 5
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
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: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
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: A. M. Damon operated a steam-powered sawmill, worth $2,000, in Red River County during 1879-1880, according to the Census. The firm employed five men at peak production and three normally. The men earned $.75 to $2.00 daily, working ten-hour shifts during the summer and eight-hours shifts during the winter. The firm paid out $350 total in wages. In six months, the sawmill manufactured from $1,100 of supplies and sawlogs a total of 200,000 feet of lumber, valued at $2,000. The crew did its logging near the Sulphur River.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson