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[Southern Pine Lumber Company Tennis Court]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Tennis Court]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company tennis court and club at play, while showing the lumber yard in the background. The company had an athletic society that was open to young men who held semiexecutive positions such as office workers. Baseball was another focus of the society.
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[Southern Pine Lumber Company White Oak Boards]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company White Oak Boards]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of four white oak boards manufactured by the Southern Pine Lumber Company. The boards measure 2" x 19" x 16'.
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[Star Hotel - 2]

[Star Hotel - 2]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of Diboll's Star Hotel, which was located across the Southern Pacific railroad tracks from the commissary. The hotel was built by 1903 and generally accommodated office personnel and traveling salesmen. It is where Southern Pine Lumber Company founder T. L. L. Temple stayed when visiting Diboll from Texarkana, Arkansas prior to the company library being built adjacent to the commissary circa 1908. The Star Hotel was remembered for its large dining room which fed up to thirty people at one time. The closure date is unknown but by 1939 the building had been torn down.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Steam Skidder and Crew]

[Steam Skidder and Crew]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder and crew. Tongs at the ends of the skidder's cables were attached to cut logs and dragged to the railroad right of way where they would later be loaded onto rail cars.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Steam Skidder and Crew - 2]

[Steam Skidder and Crew - 2]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder and crew posing for a photograph.
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[Steam Skidder and Crew - 3]

[Steam Skidder and Crew - 3]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder crew posing for a photograph in front of the steam skidder. Note the tools the men are holding.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Right of Way]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Right of Way]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a section of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company right of way, three miles west of Diboll.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 1]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 1]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company engine 1 at Vair station, Trinity County, Texas. Engine 1 was 4-4-0 steam locomotive built by Dickson Manufacturing Company circa 1884. It was original operated by either the Houston, East & West Texas Railway or the Kansas & Gulf Shortline. The TSE may have acquired it in 1898. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 near Blix]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 near Blix]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 3 along the right of way near Blix station, western Angelina County, Texas. Engine 3 was a Baldwin 2-6-0 steam locomotive that was believed to be originally built for the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway. It was later sold to mining operations in Uvalde, Texas in 1939. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 4]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 4]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 4 pulling a Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway freight car, a TSE caboose, and twelve cars of pine logs. Ed Baucum is the engineer. Engine 4 was a Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive that the TSE purchased in March 1904 from the Ragley Lumber Company for $3,500. It was sold to the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway in November 1921. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Contributing Partner: The History Center