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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-89
Corporate Name: Houston (Houghton) and Hicks
Local Name:
Owner Name: Houston (perhaps Houghton) and Hicks
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1840s to 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: 192,000 feet 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, the water-powered sawmill of Houston and Hicks cut 192,000 feet of lumber during the census year. The owners employed two workers at a total monthly wage of $36, and d the mill's value at $3,600. The d value of the lumber produced was $1,200.
Research Date: JKG 12-1-93, MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson