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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TY-47
Corporate Name: William B. Hay and Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: William B. Hay and others
Location: Unknown
County: Tyler
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1847
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: Late 1840s to 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
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: 100,000 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 and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, the William B. Hay and Company water-powered saw and grist mill sawed 500 logs to produce 100,000 feet of lumber during the census year. The owners of the mill employed three workers during that time, and d the mill's value at $4500. The d value of the lumber produced was $1,000.
Research Date: JKG 11-30-93, MCJ 02-21-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson