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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-19
Corporate Name: Brown & Traylor
Local Name:
Owner Name: S. Brown and S. E. and J. R. Traylor
Location: New Waverly
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1881
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1881
Town: New Waverly
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine and hardwood (oak) 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 only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: S. Brown, according to The Lumberman's Directory of Saw Mills, Shingle Mills and Other Wood Working Factories in the Northwest, South and Southwest, was operating a sawmill in 1880 next to the tracks of the International & Great Northern at New Waverly. W. T. Block has located a record in the county's chattel mortgage registers that reveal the Traylors, after selling their sawmill in 1879, had joined with S. Brown. The Traylors and Brown mortgaged the sawmill steam machinery in January, 1881.
Research Date: JKG 11-11-93, MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson