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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SJ-37
Corporate Name: J. L. Brown
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. L. Brown
Location: Unknown
County: San Jacinto
Years in Operation: 10 years
Start Year: 1947
End Year: 1956
Decades: 1940-1949,1950-1959
Period of Operation: 1947 to 1956
Town: Near Oakhurst
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwood lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: 1939 Model D-30 International diesel power unit
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill and by 1956, an edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: J. L. Brown mortgaged in 1947 for his portable sawmill from the First National Bank of Cleveland. On June 8, 1949, J. L. Brown mortgaged to First National Bank of Cleveland his sawmill, mules, and a log wagon with all harness. He mortgaged, in 1950, his small sawmill and logging operation to the First State Bank of Cleveland. He remortgaged some equipment the following year to Peoples Bank of Shepherd. In 1953, he mortgaged 100,000 feet of hardwood lumber at his mill. In 1956, J. L. Brown Lumber Co mortgaged to the First National Bank of Cleveland four stacks of hardwood of more than 215,000 feet of lumber. That year his logging equipment included three Dodge trucks, four mules, and a winch truck.
Research Date: MCJ 02-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson