Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CS-104
Corporate Name: Nash Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Nash Brothers
Location: Precinct 2, 1880 Census
County: Cass
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber. No remanufactures
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 25-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: 1,000,000 board feet produced during reporting period
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: Nash Brothers' sawmill in Precinct 2 of Cass County, during the reporting period ending May 31, 1880, ran fulltime for twelve months. It employed six to fifteen men who were paid $1.00 to $1.50 daily for ten-hour shifts. The firm paid out $1750 in total wages during that period. The 25-horsepower steam sawmill produced a million board feet valued at $10,000 from $5,500 in sawlogs and supplies.
Research Date: JKG 12-29-93, MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson