[Hardwood Timber Unloading]

Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2, also called the hardwood mill, with workers unloading hardwood timber down a ramp and into the mill. Note how hardwood logs were not unloaded into the mill pond because they would sink. This mill was built between December 1906 and April 1907. All sawmill equipment was in a 40x155 feet area and the lath mill annex was 28x60 feet. The mill sometimes cut pine timber too. The mill's daily capacity during a daytime run was 60,000 feet of pine and 40,000 feet of hardwoods, with a day and night yellow pine capacity of 120,000 feet. Hardwoods were not cut at night. Sawmill 2 was dismantled in 1954.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Creation Date: 1907  
Partner(s):
The History Center
Collection(s):
American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
Usage:
Total Uses: 35
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Creator (Photographer):
J. D. Cress

J. D. Cress was an American Lumberman photographer.

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1907
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1907  
Description:

Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2, also called the hardwood mill, with workers unloading hardwood timber down a ramp and into the mill. Note how hardwood logs were not unloaded into the mill pond because they would sink. This mill was built between December 1906 and April 1907. All sawmill equipment was in a 40x155 feet area and the lath mill annex was 28x60 feet. The mill sometimes cut pine timber too. The mill's daily capacity during a daytime run was 60,000 feet of pine and 40,000 feet of hardwoods, with a day and night yellow pine capacity of 120,000 feet. Hardwoods were not cut at night. Sawmill 2 was dismantled in 1954.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.3 x 20.6 cm.

Language(s):
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: 0249_american-lumberman-sp408-1907
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204455
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth204455
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image