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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TR-2
Corporate Name: Angle Lumber Company
Local Name: Angle Lumber Company
Owner Name: D. M. Angle
Location: Bissel
County: Trinity
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1890s
Town: Bissel
Company Town: 1
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 25,000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily that year.
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: D. M. Angle, after the death in 1892 of his partner and cousin, George Stryker, moved his sawmill from Polk County to Trinity Çounty. The sawmill at Bissel appeared in the Galveston Weekly News in 1893 cutting 25,000 board feet of lumber per day. D. M. Angle is recorded in a Northwestern publication as beginning his sawmill career in New Waverly in 1880. He later would own mills in Trinity and Polk counties. D. M. “Angel” was listed as a lumber broker in Houston in 1884 by a railroad directory. It is not known if he moved the Eagle tram road from Stryker to Bissel.
Research Date: JKG 12-20-93, MCJ 02-22-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson