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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-59
Corporate Name: J. P. Walling
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. P. Walling
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, cornmeal, cotton, plank, sheathing
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: 500,000 feet of plank and 100,000 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 and cotton gin and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: J. P. Walling operated a sawmill in Rusk County during the reporting of the Census of 1860. The sawmill was d a capital value of $6,000 in the 1860 census. Five men worked for a total monthly wage of $100 in the sawmill. The sawmill produced 500,000 feet of plank and 100,000 feet of sheathing, for a $7,900 value, while the gristmill produced cornmeal at the value of $4,750.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson