[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill 1 - Southeast]

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Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1 looking southeast across the unloading dock. Note the mill pond workers standing on logs in the middle of the pond. This mill 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 ... continued below

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1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.7 x 20.7 cm.

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American Lumberman 1907.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company and was provided by The History Center to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 45 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The History Center is a public history and archives center that collects, preserves, and makes available the history of its region for the educational use and benefit of present and future generations. The center is located deep in the heart of the East Texas piney woods in Diboll. It also has exhibits that help interpret its growing collections as well as the area's rich cultural and natural history.

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Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1 looking southeast across the unloading dock. Note the mill pond workers standing on logs in the middle of the pond. This mill 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.

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1 photograph : gelatin silver, b&w ; 15.7 x 20.7 cm.

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American Lumberman: Photographs of Southern Pine Lumber Company

The American Lumberman Photograph collection contains over 200 scanned gelatin silver prints made by American Lumberman photographers during visits to Diboll in 1903 and 1907, documenting the lumber company's management, logging operations, Texas South-Eastern Railroad, timber, lumber camps, sawmills, commissary, and social life.

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  • 1907

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  • Feb. 9, 2012, 2:26 p.m.

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  • Feb. 29, 2012, 5:07 p.m.

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American Lumberman. [Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill 1 - Southeast], photograph, 1907; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204456/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The History Center.