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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-13
Corporate Name: A. G. Morrow
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. G. Morrow
Location: In 1870 at Precinct 4, post office Henderson.
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Precinct 4, P.O. Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: In 1870, cornmeal and lumber.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 16-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: In 1870, 150,000 feet of lumber and 1,000 bushels of cornmeal at sixty bushels daily 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: In 1870, sawmill and grist mill with saw and stone.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern at Henderson in 1870
Historicial Development: A. G. Morrow was enumerated as having a sawmill and grist mill in Precinct 4, Rusk County, in 1870. The mills were worth, respectively, $600 each. In 1870, 150,000 feet of lumber worth worth $1,000 and 1,000 bushels of cornmeal worth $1,000 were produced. The enumerator listed damage as the reason for the low gross value of the milled lumber. The mills employed three men who received a total combined wage of $200.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson