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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-265
Corporate Name: Wilbert Davis
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wilbert Davis
Location: Beat No. 2
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat No. 2
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
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: Unknown
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: Davis operated a sawmill and grist mill on which was placed a value of $2,500. He had $1,000 worth of pine logs. Employing five men and one woman at total monthly wages of $150 and $10, respectively, this mill manufactured lumber at the value of $4,000.
Research Date: MCJ 03-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson