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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-16
Corporate Name: Bill Lodge
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bill Lodge
Location: Precinct No. 3, U. S. Census, 1870, later vicinity of Neuville
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Later vicinity of Neuville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and grain
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 14-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: 120,000 feet of lumber and 750 bushels of cornmeal 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 grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: According to the Census of 1870, Bill Lodge operated a sawmill and grist steam mill (valued at $2,000) in Shelby County, according to the 1870 Census. He employed eight men for three months at the saw mill for a total wage of $275. One man was employed at the grist mill. With $300 in raw logs and 750 bushels of grain, the mill produced 120,000 feet of lumber worth $1,200 and cornmeal worth $825. The Handbook of Texas noted that Neuville, founded in 1904, was named for a family that had lived in the area since the 1840s.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson