[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill view from the Mill Pond]

Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill from the mill pond. The photograph shows the endless chain extending from the mill into the pond, and the angled dock from which logs were dumped into the pond off of rail cars. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine, producing 250,000 board feet daily as well as 60,000 feet of lath. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and rebuilt by September of that year.

Creator(s): American Lumberman
Location(s): United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Creation Date: 1903  
Partner(s):
The History Center
Collection(s):
American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
Usage:
Total Uses: 26
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1903
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1903  
Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill from the mill pond. The photograph shows the endless chain extending from the mill into the pond, and the angled dock from which logs were dumped into the pond off of rail cars. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine, producing 250,000 board feet daily as well as 60,000 feet of lath. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and rebuilt by September of that year.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.7 x 21 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): mill ponds | lumber companies
Partner:
The History Center
Collection:
American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 0040_american-lumberman-tex84-1903
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204246
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204246
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image