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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-25
Corporate Name: Caleb G. (Cole) Garrison
Local Name:
Owner Name: Caleb G. (Cole) Garrison
Location: In 1870, 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: P.O. Henderson
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cornmeal and lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 30-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 and 2,000 bushels of cornmeal 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: Circular sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Railway and express at Henderson in 1870
Historicial Development: Cole Garrison was enumerated as having a sawmill and grist mill in Precinct 4, Rusk County, in 1870. The mills were worth, respectively, $1,500 each. The sawmill, from $3,000 in raw materials, milled 200,000 feet of lumber worth $4,000, and the grist mill, from $1,500 worth of 2,000 corn bushels, ground $1,800 worth of meal. Three men were paid a total wage of $600 for eight months fulltime work.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson