Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-17
Corporate Name: Long & Gaggers
Local Name:
Owner Name: David Long and a Mr. Gaggers
Location: 1880: Precinct 1 1884: Cason
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to at least 1884
Town: 1880: Precinct 1 1884: Cason
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 1880: Lumber. 1884: Dressed lumber, staves.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 1880: 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: 1880: 300,000 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: 1880: a circular sawmill. 1884: a planing and stave mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The David Long sawmill was listed in Precinct 1 of Morris County in the 1880. By 1884, it appears Long had taken a partner by the name of Gaggers. The facility was listed in the latter year at Cason in an 1884 railroad directory. The d capital value of the mill was $1,500 in 1880. Long employed six workers at peak production and normally five men. He worked the sawmill eight months at three-quarters capacity. His men were paid wages of $1.00 to $2.50 daily for eight-hour shifts in the winter and ten-hour shifts during the summer, receiving a total wage of $900. From $1,650 worth of supplies and sawlogs, the facility milled three hundred thousand feet of lumber valued at $3,000. Logging was done on Boggy Creek.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson