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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: GG-18
Corporate Name: Camp Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Camp Brothers
Location: Listed at Longview but probably at Camp Switch, three miles south of Gladewater on Texas & Pacific
County: Gregg
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1880
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1880
Town: Listed at Longview but probably at Camp Switch
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 2,300 in 1882 at Longview
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: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: The Camp Brothers sawmill was listed at Longview in an 1880 Chicago lumberman directory with the county either Gregg, Harrison, or Upshur. The mill was probably located at Camp Switch, about three miles south of Gladewater, in Gregg County.
Research Date: MCJ 04-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson