[McGiffert Log Loader and Crew]

[McGiffert Log Loader and Crew]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Mcgiffert log loader and crew of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading logs onto rail cars.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Corliss Steam Sawmill Engine]

[Corliss Steam Sawmill Engine]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill engine, a 24x48 500 horse power Filer & Stowell Corliss steam engine, with an 18-foot fly wheel. A company employee is depicted in the background. This is likely sawmill 1, or the yellow pine mill.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmil No. 1 from Mill Pond]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmil No. 1 from Mill Pond]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 1 from across the mill pond with logs in the foreground. To the right is the log unloading dock. A mill pond worker is also shown standing on logs in the pond. Also known as "mill 1," it cut yellow pine. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine. American Lumberman reports that in 1907 the mill had a daily capacity of 240,000 board feet of lumber and 65,000 feet of lath. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and rebuilt by September of that year.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 Corliss Steam Engine]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 Corliss Steam Engine]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 2 Corliss steam engine built by Filer & Stowell. Also shown are three company employees.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Sawmill Foreman Charles Fredreck's Office]

[Sawmill Foreman Charles Fredreck's Office]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a group in the office of Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill foreman Charles Fredreck. W. M. Ashford is sitting on the left and Charles Fredreck is sitting on the right. Standing are C. H. Bateman and J. J. Sweetland.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[C. L. Effinger Home]

[C. L. Effinger Home]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the C. L. Effinger home in Diboll. Effinger was a Southern Pine Lumber Company cashier and office manager. He and his family are presumably pictured.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Fredreck Home]

[Charles Fredreck Home]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Charles Fredreck home in Diboll picturing his family. Fredreck was a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill foreman.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Hardwood Logs on the Unloading Dock]

[Hardwood Logs on the Unloading Dock]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of four cars of hardwood logs on the unloading dock, showing the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2 and new water tower and in the background. Mill 2 was also called the hardwood mill. Notice that hardwood logs were not unloaded into the mill pond, but rather rolled down an incline to the endless chain. The mill pond with floating pine logs and mill pond workers are also shown. This view is looking south from the north end of the unloading dock.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill Boilers]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill Boilers]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill boilers, showing two company employees.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Commissary - Second Floor]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Commissary - Second Floor]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the second floor in the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary showing furniture, men's clothing, and company employees. Built in 1901, this was the company's fourth commissary, the first being built in 1894, the second in 1898, and the third in early 1901 which was later destroyed by fire. The fourth commissary was originally 3,226 square feet but a 1902 addition increased the size to 5,612 square feet. The second story was added in 1907 which increased the size of the floor space to 10,384 square feet. The first floor contained the general store and the second floor held furniture and men's furnishing goods. W. P. Rutland was the manager and eleven others were employed. This commissary was replaced by a new one on the same site in 1923, which lasted until it was torn down in 2004.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
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