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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-18
Corporate Name: Brown Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. A. Brown
Location: New Waverly
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 24 years
Start Year: 1964
End Year: 1987
Decades: 1960-1969,1970-1979,1980-1989
Period of Operation: 1964 to 1987
Town: New Waverly
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
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
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: H. A. Brown was running a small sawmill at New Waverly in the 1960s. In 1964, a minor fire destroyed about $1,000 worth of property. It was listed in the 1987 Forest Products Industries in Texas.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson