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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HA-16
Corporate Name: Brown Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brown Lumber Company with George Brown and Hugh Williams. Probably the firm of Caddo Lake Shingle Company earlier.
Location: Eight miles east of Jefferson
County: Harrison
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: East of Jefferson
Company Town: 1
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Sherman, Shreveport & Southern
Historicial Development: The Brown Lumber Company by 1904 used Hugh Williams as President and George W. Brown as Secretary. In that year, the company bought a sawmill plant eight miles east of Jefferson, in Marion County. Property included the ten-acre mill site, the boiler, the steam engine, the sawmill, trams, dwellings, an edger, etc.
Research Date: MCJ 02-05-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson