Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-96
Corporate Name: L. H. Lenup
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. H. Lenup
Location: Precinct 3, 1880 Census
County: Bowie/Red River/Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 3
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: 18-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: Unknown
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: L. H. Lenup's mill operated for three months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was recorded as a new mill in the 1880 census records. It was valued at $2,500 and Lenup paid from $1.15 to $2.50 per day to ten employees. The work day was ten hours. Lenup did his own logging.
Research Date: JKG 12-1-93, MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson