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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: BO-71
Corporate Name: Peters and Hays
Local Name:
Owner Name: Peters and Hays
Location: 8th Judicial District, 1850 U.S. Census
County: Bowie
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1849
End Year: 1850
Decades: 1840-1849,1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1849 to the early 1850s
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine 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: 
Capacity Comments: 78,200 feet 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: Unknown
Historicial Development: According to census records for the year ending June 1, 1850, Peters and Hays had $2000 invested in a sawmill somewhere in Bowie County. The mill had $288 in logs and mill supplies. They employed nine men and one woman, the men making $12 per month each and the woman $8 per month. It produced 78,200 feet of pine lumber, valued at $9384, during the year.
Research Date: JKG 11-30-93, MCJ 03-08-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson