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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-39
Corporate Name: G. A. ( ? ) (Norford or Sanford?)
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. A. ( ? ) (Norford or Sanford?)
Location: Unknown
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 feet during 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: This water-powered sawmill in Sabine County manufactured 100,000 feet of lumber, value of $1,000, during the census year ending June 1, 1850. Its owner employed three men and one woman (paid a total monthly wage of $55), and had $1200 invested in the mill.
Research Date: JKG 9-22-93, MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson