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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
Other
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
Produced:
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