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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-40
Corporate Name: James McKinley
Local Name:
Owner Name: James McKinley
Location: Etna Beat, U. S. Census, 1870
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Etna beat
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: 250,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the census of 1870
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 James McKinley saw mill (worth a capital investment of $1,000) as recorded in the 1870 Census employed eight men for ten months at a total wage of $1,000. With raw materials including $3,000 in pine logs, the saw mill produced 250,000 feet of pine lumber worth $5,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson