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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-113
Corporate Name: W. H. McClelland
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. McClelland
Location: Friendship or Precinct 4
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1884
Town: Friendship
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
Power Source: 25-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 during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas & Pacific at Hallsville
Historicial Development: The W. H. McClelland sawmill at Friendship in Harrison County was listed in the 1880 Census. The Manuscript Census of 1880, reporting for June 1, 1879 to May 31, 1880, detailed the business operations of the sawmill. The sawmill, d a capital value of $1,200, worked six men and two children normally. The employees received daily wages of $1.00 to $3.00 for nine hour days in the winters and ten hour days in the summer. Scarborough paid a total wage of $1,100. From a total value of $1,125 of supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 200,000 feet of lumber, worth a gross value of $2,000. The worked fulltime for three months and was idle for nine. This sawmill was listed again in an 1884 railroad directory with rail service at Hallsville.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson