The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 86, July 1982 - April, 1983 Page: 30
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30 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
1930. When Lutcher and Moore came to Texas, such lumbermen as
Alexander Gilmer, David Wingate, John Martin Thompson, and
W. T. Carter were merely modest local manufacturers. The reputa-
tions of such tycoons as Joseph H. Kurth, Thomas L. L. Temple, and
John Henry Kirby were still in the future. William Cameron was at
that time primarily a retail lumber dealer. It is somewhat remarkable
that these two middle-aged Pennsylvanians had the vision to see the
potential for large-scale production and marketing of quality lumber
and the boldness to seize the opportunity that Texas offered in the
47The author is indebted to George K. Stephenson, U.S. Forest Service, retired, who
read the diary and the manuscript and offered a number of helpful suggestions.
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