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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-23
Corporate Name: William Runnels
Local Name:
Owner Name: William Runnels
Location: Unknown
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
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: 18-horsepower steam engine
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A sawmill with one circular saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The Runnels mill, according to the Census of 1870, operated for three months during the census year ending May 31, 1870. It was valued at $12,000, and Runnels paid a total wage of $300 to six men. Raw materials including 1,000 saw logs were valued at $150. The mill produced 100,000 feet of lumber valued at $1,600.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson