Harold Brown and his family have been active and supportive members of the James Valley Threshers for many years. Harold acquired the sawmill from friends in Minnesota and was going to set it up, but passed away before he could get it done. So his family decided to take it to Andover for the James Valley Threshing Show, where more people know how to operate it. The Harold Brown Family Sawmill Building was built on the show grounds in 2012 to house the sawmill. It has been working at the Threshing Show since 2013, thanks to many people and their assistance. The family is pleased to know that people are using the sawmill for everyone’s enjoyment at the show and keeping the history alive!

A second new attraction is the Fie, Briden, Anderson Miniature Sawmill in its own building at the west end of the Harold Brown Sawmill.