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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-18
Corporate Name: J. L. Gandier (?)
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Gandier (?)
Location: Subdivision 27, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1860
Town: Subdivision 27, U. S. Census, 1860
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber, corn, wheat
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: 750,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 1860 Census
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: Gandier, according to the 1860 Census, operated a multi-mill combination producing lumber, meal, and flour, with capital investments of $2,000 in the sawmill and $2,000 in the grist mill. He paid six men and one woman total monthly wages of $114 and $12 in lumber operations, and three men $48 monthly at the grist mill. Raw materials included $6,810 in trees, $15,600 in corn, and $1,500 in wheat. The mills manufactured 750,000 feet of lumber worth $13,900, 15,600 bushels of meal worth $17,160, and 300 bushels of flour worth $1,820.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson