Splitting Logs for Firewood

Splitting Logs for Firewood

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of two unidentified men splitting logs for firewood using a large piece of machinery that is reminiscent of an automobile. One man is sitting in the vehicle while the other man is standing behind it. Beside the standing man is a tree of which only the trunk is visible. A pile of wood sits in the background.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[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
[Timber Stacked in the Woods]

[Timber Stacked in the Woods]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of freshly cut timber stacked in the woods.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Mill Pond Detailed View]

[Mill Pond Detailed View]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a detailed view of the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond with floating pine logs. The building in the background is possibly the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company office. Also shown are rail cars, including one from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Yellow Pine on the Band Saw Dock]

[Yellow Pine on the Band Saw Dock]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1, or yellow pine mill, showing yellow pine logs on the band saw dock. This view is from the log end. 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 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
[A Log atop the Endless Chain]

[A Log atop the Endless Chain]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company log pond from the top of the endless chain incline. The photograph shows how logs were attached to the chain and pulled upward from the mill pond and into the sawmill.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Hardwood Log Cars]

[Hardwood Log Cars]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a train of nine rail cars carrying hardwood timber on a switch near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Two Hardwood Log Cars]

[Two Hardwood Log Cars]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of two rail cars loaded with hardwood timber near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Log Ramp and Pine Timber near Camp 1]

[Log Ramp and Pine Timber near Camp 1]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a log ramp and cut pine timber near Southern Pine Lumber Company's camp 1 in Trinity County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
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