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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RR-40
Corporate Name: Henderson Mill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Henderson
Location: Unknown
County: Red River
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
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
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 15-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: 600,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
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: The Henderson mill, valued at $4,000, employed eight men and three women at an average of $30 and $20 each monthly, respectively. Raw materials included $1,000 in pine logs. It produced 600,000 feet of lumber valued at $6,500. The mill is not listed in the Census of 1870.
Research Date: MCJ 04-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson