Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-77
Corporate Name: N. C. Carson
Local Name:
Owner Name: N. C. Carson
Location: In 1880, at Precinct 6 in Rusk County
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 6
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: 50,000 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: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: N. C. Carson operated a steam-powered sawmill, worth $1,750, in Rusk County during 1879-1880, according to the Census. The firm employed twelve men at peak production and five normally. The men earned $.75 to $2.00 daily, working eight-hour shifts. The firm paid out $200 total in wages. In four months, the sawmill manufactured from $550 of supplies and sawlogs a total of 50,000 feet of lumber, valued at $1,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson