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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JA-25
Corporate Name: Powell Brothers
Local Name: Powell Brothers
Owner Name: Powell Brothers
Location: Roganville (Rogan), about eight miles south of Jasper, on the Santa Fe
County: Jasper
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1904
End Year: 1904
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1904
Town: Roganville (Rogan)
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Oak lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Probably steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25000: 1904
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill only
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Powell Brothers had one sawmill at Rogan in 1904 and another three and one quarter miles north of Rogan in 1904.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 01-07-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson