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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-19
Corporate Name: Belcher & Stricklaw
Local Name:
Owner Name: Belcher & Stricklaw
Location: Post office is illegible in the Census manuscript
County: Rusk
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 800,000 feet of lumber and 200,000 feet of sheathing 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: None
Historicial Development: This small sawmill ran on a steam engine and was d a capital value in the 1860 Census of $6,000. Ten men produced 800,000 feet of plank and 200,000 feet of sheathing for a value of $9,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson