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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-89
Corporate Name: Utzman
Local Name:
Owner Name: Utzman
Location: Post office: Mt. Enterprise
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: Post office at Mt. Enterprise
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, sheathing, and cornmeal
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: 800,000 feet of lumber and 100,000 feet of sheathing 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: Saw and grist mills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: The Utzman sawmill ran on a steam engine and was d a capital value in the 1860 Census of $5,000. Eight men in the mills were paid a total monthly wage of $212. The value of production 800,000 feet of lumber and 100,000 feet of sheathing was $8,500. The value of the cornmeal was $10,000.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson