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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-92
Corporate Name: J. B. Harris
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. B. Harris
Location: District No. 8
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: District No. 8
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
Power Source: 15-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,408,500 feet of lumber 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. B. Harris Lubbock operated a steam sawmill in Harris County in 1860 with a capital investment of $13,000. He had $23,000 in raw materials and employed fourteen men at a total monthly wage of $560. The mill produced 1,408,500 feet of rough lumber valued at $26,000.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson