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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: RU-51
Corporate Name: J. A. Pepper & Brother
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. A. Pepper & Brother
Location: Stewart
County: Rusk
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905 no later than 1906
Town: Stewart
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 49 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, shingles
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, shingle mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Tatum: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905
Historicial Development: J. A. Pepper & Brother was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1905 edition as a sawmiller and shingle maker at Stewart. Rusk is misspelled as “ Rush.” Neither Pepper nor Stewart is listed in the 1907 LCA credit book. Pepper is not listed at Tatum in 1907.
Research Date: MCJ 02-12-96
Prepared By: M Johnson