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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-92
Corporate Name: Hooper & Jackson
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hooper & Jackson
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Unknown
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
Other
Power Source: A 24-horsepower steam engine and boiler
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 400,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census of 1880
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The 1880 Special Schedules of Manufactures, Schedules 5 and 6, list Hooper & Jackson as operating a sawmill industry with a capitalization of $1500. Operating on an 8-hour daily summer and winter schedule, the 8 men employees were paid at the rate of $1 a day for a skilled mechanic and $.50 a day for unskilled labor. The annual wages paid totaled $800 for ten operational months. Raw materials were valued at $2000 for logs and $200 for mill supplies. The mill produced 400,000 feet for a total value of $4,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson