Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MA-50
Corporate Name: Loomis & Stewart
Local Name:
Owner Name: Loomis & Stewart
Location: Precinct 1
County: Marion
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 1
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 120,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census (estimated 10,000 feet daily)
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: The firm of Loomis & Stewart owned and operated a small, steam-powered sawmill in Precinct 1 of Marion County. In 1880, the Census reported that its d capital value was $2,500. With a work force of six men at peak and three normally, the mill in six half-time months of operation cut 120,000 feet of lumber, worth $1,200, from $600 of supplies and sawlogs. The men were paid from $1.00 to $2.00 daily for ten-hour shifts, summer and winter.
Research Date: MCJ 05-04-96
Prepared By: M Johnson