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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-67
Corporate Name: Sol. Danham (Sol Lanham)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sol. Danham (Sol Lanham)
Location: Canton Beat, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Canton Beat
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and oak lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 20-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: 400,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the 1860 Census
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: This saw mill (worth a capital investment of $2,500) as recorded in the 1860 Census kept four employees busy at a total monthly wage of $100. With raw materials including $700 in pine, $100 in oak, and $200 in other stock, the sawmill produced 400,000 feet of pine lumber worth $4,000 and 100,000 feet of oak lumber worth $2,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-17-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson