[Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Ponder Workers at the Bottom of the "Endless Chain"]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Ponder Workers at the Bottom of the "Endless Chain"]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of three Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond workers guiding and loading logs onto the endless chain at the mill pond, where logs were pulled by the chain into the saw mill.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Logs being unloaded into the Mill Pond]

[Logs being unloaded into the Mill Pond]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of timber logs being unloaded from log cars into the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond. This view is looking outward from the sawmill.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 3 ready to unload logs into the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond. The photograph shows how mill pond workers would release the chained logs using poles. 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
[Logs in the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]

[Logs in the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of logs in the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill view from the Mill Pond]

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

Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
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.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 at Sunset]

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 at Sunset]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 2 as seen from across the mill pond at sunset. 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. Although it was sometimes called the hardwood mill, it also cut pine. 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.
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
[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
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 7 at the Mill Pond]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 7 at the Mill Pond]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company engine 7 with a train of log cars beside the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1 mill pond. The sawmill is shown in the background.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
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