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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
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
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