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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: VZ-3
Corporate Name: G. H. Davis
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. H. Davis
Location: Unknown
County: Van Zandt
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to 1850
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Boards and logs
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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: 150,000 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: None
Historicial Development: The water-powered sawmill of G. H. Davis in Van Zandt County was enumerated in the Census of 1850. It was valued at $4,250, manufacturing 150,000 feet of boards and sawn logs. Davis employed three men at a total monthly wage of $36. Raw materials included $300 worth in 1,200 pine logs.
Research Date: MCJ 04-01-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson