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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-6
Corporate Name: Bickerstaff & Blackburn Sawmill
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bickerstaff and Blackburn
Location: Unknown
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: None
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 24-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: 104,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
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: The Bickerstaff and Blackburn Sawmill, according to the 1870 Census, produced lumber with a capital investment of $3,000. They paid six men in two months of operation a total wage of $600. Raw materials included $400 in logs, and the sawmill manufactured 104,000 feet of lumber worth $2,080.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson