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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-34
Corporate Name: Charles Spears
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charles Spears
Location: Unknown
County: Harris
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: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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: 800,000 feet of lumber 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, Charles Spears' steam-powered sawmill consumed 1000 cords of wood to produce 800,000 feet of lumber during the census year. Raw materials were valued at $3,200 for 800 logs and $2,000 for 1,000 cords. Spears employed six men, each making $25 per month, during that time, and d the mill's value at $3000. The d value of the lumber produced was $14,000.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland