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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-7
Corporate Name: Angle & Stryker
Local Name:
Owner Name: D. M. Angle & G. H. Stryker
Location: Nine miles southeast of Huntsville on Theodore Bennett league
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1881
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1880-1889
Period of Operation: About 1881 to 1884
Town: Nine miles southeast of Huntsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and dressed lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: McGowan steam engine and boiler
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, planing mill, a resaw, and edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: D. M. Angle and G. H. Stryker, first cousins, owned and operated a large and well-equipped sawmill plant for the place and time in Walker County. It was located about nine miles southeast of Huntsville on the league of Theodore Bennett. According to Walker County records, some of the equipment included, besides the sawmill and planing mill, a McGowan steam engine and boiler, a Gary edger, a carriage and headblocks, five lumber trucks, three lumber cars, a resaw, a Griffith and Wedge portable steam engine and boiler, eight log wagons, one blacksmith shop, two carry logs, two mules, and fifty-six oxen. By 1884, the cousins had move on to new sawmill locations in Polk County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson