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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-35
Corporate Name: Gilliam & Record Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Gilliam & Record Sawmill
Location: Unknown
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 500,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census of 1870
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Gilliam's Mill in the census of 1860 was enumerated in Red River County. It employed four men at an average wage of about $44 monthly. From $700 worth of raw materials, the mill manufactured 600,000 feet of lumber worth $6,500. It was not listed in the census of 1870, but the Gilliam & Record mill was enumerated and valued at $6,000, employing twelve men who earned $3,600 total in eight months. Raw materials included 4,000 logs worth $2,000. It produced 500,000 feet of pine lumber valued at $10,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson