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

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


  • Photographer: American Lumberman
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Creation: 1903


  • No Language


  • Content 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.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.7 x 21 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Southern Pine Lumber Company -- Photographs.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Logging
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sawmills -- Texas -- Diboll.
  • Keyword: mill ponds
  • Keyword: lumber companies

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Angelina County - Diboll
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1903


  • Name: American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company
    Code: ALC


  • Name: The History Center
    Code: FWHC

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: 0040_american-lumberman-tex84-1903
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth204246
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth204246