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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-35
Corporate Name: Brown & Downs Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Charlie Brown & Henry Downs
Location: On an 160-acre tract on the D. W. Rose survey
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1903
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1903 to 1908
Town: Jasper
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 479 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: 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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Brown & Downs owned a sawmill firm in Jasper early in the century. They first appear at Jasper in a Beaumont Journal article in 1904, and later in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. The Jasper County tax roll for 1908 shows that they owned another 319 acres besides their land on the D. M. Rose survey.
Research Date: JKG 8-5-93, MCJ 01-07-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson