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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-106
Corporate Name: Roy Anders Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Roy Anders Lumber Company. R. C. Harper Lumber Company. O. F. Adams & H. N. Phillips. Alma Lee Cline Lumber Company .
Location: Cline Street, FM 1344, Huntsville
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 15 years
Start Year: 1943
End Year: 1957
Decades: -
Period of Operation: 1943 to 1957
Town: Huntsville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: One 501 Continental gasoline power unit
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: 1945: A sawmill with four axes, two trucks, two Nabors trailors, a double edger and trimmer, a cutoff saw, dust conveyor, one 56-inch circular saw, three 48-inch saws, and one mill building.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Alma Lee Cline reentered sawmilling in 1943 and sold his A. L. Cline Lumber Company to O. F. Adams and H. N. Phillips on September 29, 1945, for $10,000. This mill was initially located at Cline Street, two miles from the courthouse, then later moved to FM-1374, Montgomery Road. The equipment included, four axes, two trucks, two Nabors trailors, one complete sawmill with with a double edger and trimmer, a cutoff saw, dust conveyor, one 501 Continental power unit, one 56” circular saw, three 48” saws, and one mill building. Although the A. L. Cline Lumber Company at Huntsville was still listed by that name in the 1957 edition of the Directory of Wood-Using and Related Industries in East Texas, the R. C. Harper Lumber Company had bought the Cline operation in 1950. When Harper Lumber Company had defaulted on mortgages to Roy Anders Motor Company, the latter took over the property as the Roy Anders Lumber Company.
Research Date: MCJ 03-31-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson