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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-30
Corporate Name: W. H. McCabel (?)
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. McCabel (?)
Location: Precinct 5
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 5
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: 24-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: 150,000 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: W. H. McCabel (spelling uncertain) was listed in the 1880 Census in Precinct 5 as owing and operating a steam-powered, circular sawmill worth $1,000. He employed twenty men at peak production and ten normally. The workers were paid $.60 to $1.50 daily for eleven-hour shifts; the firm paid out a total wage of $300. In two fulltime months, the sawmill, from $825 in supplies and sawlogs, milled 150,000 feet of lumber worth $1,500.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson