Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SB-71
Corporate Name: L. D. Porters
Local Name:
Owner Name: L. D. Porters
Location: Unknown
County: Sabine
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: About 1849 to the 1850s
Town: Unknown
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: Water
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 468,000 feet during 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: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: L. D. Porters's water-powered sawmill in Sabine County manufactured 468,000 feet of lumber (valued at $4680) during the census year ending June 1, 1850. Porters employed four men and one woman, to home he paid a total monthly wage of $92. The mill was d to be a $2000 investment. He was Sabine County's largest lumber producer in 1850.
Research Date: JKG 9-22-93, MCJ 02-13-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson