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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-60
Corporate Name: G. F. Crawford
Local Name:
Owner Name: G. F. Crawford
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: Unknown
Produced:
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: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, the Crawford steam-powered sawmill consumed 600 cords of wood to produce 500,000 feet of lumber worth $7,500 during the census year. Raw materials included 500 logs valued at $1,500 and 600 cords of wood at $1,200. The owner of the mill employed five men, each averaging $18 monthly, during that time, and d the mill's value at $2000.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 05-09-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J. Gerland