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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-10
Corporate Name: Brasher & Campbell
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. S. Brasher and J. N. Campbell. J. S. Brasher and R. W. Wynn, Jr.
Location: Three miles south of Gladewater at Camp Switch next to the Texas & Pacific
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 14 years
Start Year: 1894
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1894 to 1907
Town: Three miles south of Gladewater at Camp Switch next to the Texas & Pacific
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: Unknown
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: Texas & Pacific
Historicial Development: J. S. Brasher and R. W. Wynn, Jr., had a sawmill outlet at Camp Switch, located three miles south of Gladewater, on the Texas & Pacific. They sold a bill of lumber there in 1894 to W. R. Bass and A. B. Rucker. J. N. Campbell replaced Wynn in the firm before 1896. In 1896, the firm of Brasher & Campbell sold some lumber to J. N. Campbell in order to clear indebtedness of the firm to Campbell. The mill was still listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson