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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-265
Corporate Name: William S. Menard
Local Name:
Owner Name: William S. Menard
Location: Beat number 8, 1860 Census
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Beat number 8, 1860 Census
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber and cornmeal
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Animals: oxen
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 100,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill and grist mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The William S. Menard saw and grist mill was powered by oxen, and its owner reported to have had $1700 invested in the operation, $700 of which was invested in the lumber business. The owner and probably a helper manufactured 100,000 feet of lumber (valued at $1000) in 1860. The corn meal produced during the same year was valued at $1500.
Research Date: JKG 9-21-93, MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson