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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-31
Corporate Name: Elbert Dickson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Elbert Dickson
Location: Unknown
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 and cotton
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: 200,000 feet in plank and 100,000 feet in 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 and cotton gin
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Dickson's lumber and cotton operation in Rusk County was a capital valuation of $4,000. Six men earned a total monthly wage of $120. They produced 200,000 feet in plank and 100,000 feet in sheathing, for a value of $2,500.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson