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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-5
Corporate Name: Anderson & Rand
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. F. Anderson and Ed Rand
Location: Precinct 1, 1880 with post office at Linden and Galloway, 1882 to 1887.
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 9 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1887
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 1, 1880 with post office at Linden and Galloway, 1882 to 1887.
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 188020000: 1885
Capacity Comments: 2,500,000 board 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The A. Anderson sawmill operated for twelve months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $10,750. Anderson employed fourteen to twenty men and paid them $1.25 to $4.00 for eleven-hour shifts daily. He paid out a total wage of $5,000. The sawmill produced 2,500,000 board feet valued at $20,000 from $11,000 in sawlogs and supplies. The Anderson sawmill was the most valuable mill in Cass County in 1880. It was also paid some of the best wages in the county. The American Lumberman, in a biographical piece in 1900, noted that the firm of Anderson & Rand had operated a 20,000-ft tie mill at Galloway on the Texas & Pacific from 1882 to 1887, indicating that A.Anderson and Ed Rand had joined forces to supply the tie needs of the railroads.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson