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[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 2, also called the hardwood mill. This view is from the log end and shows hardwood logs on a band saw dock, a band saw, and a company employee. 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Loading Dock Workers]

Description: Photograph of south end of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading dock showing lumbermen pushing carts of lumber. The dressed lumber sheds are shown in the background. Also shown are cars from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Loading Dock]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading dock which was situated behind the commissary. This view is from the south end of the dock. Lumbermen pushing carts are depicted as well as freight cars on the right, including Pennsylvania Railroad car 93788. The planing mill is seen in the background. Note how the loading dock is curved.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Hardwood Logs on the Unloading Dock]

Description: Photograph of four cars of hardwood logs on the unloading dock, showing the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2 and new water tower and in the background. Mill 2 was also called the hardwood mill. Notice that hardwood logs were not unloaded into the mill pond, but rather rolled down an incline to the endless chain. The mill pond with floating pine logs and mill pond workers are also shown. This view is looking south from the north end of the unloading dock.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Hardwood Log Cars - 3]

Description: Photograph of hardwood log cars near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills, looking southwest. Frank Sullivan is the man standing on the left.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[African American School House]

Description: Photograph of the African American school in Diboll, Texas, depicting teacher J. W. Hogg and students.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Southern Pine Lumber Company's sawmill and various mill workers. 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Water Tower at Sunset]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company's new water tower at sunset. The lumber yard is to the left of the tower and a sawmill is on the right. The water tower was used for fire protection and held 40,000 gallons.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Cashier's Room]

Description: Photograph of the cashier's room in the Southern Pine Lumber Company Diboll office. This photograph was taken with flashlight.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Front Office]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company front office at check paying time in the evening. This is the main Diboll office.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Hardwood Lumber Alley]

Description: Photograph of an alley of 16 and 18 foot hardwood lumber, the third alley from the west. This is a section of the Southern Pine Lumber Company lumber yard.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Sawmill Foreman Charles Fredreck's Office]

Description: Photograph of a group in the office of Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill foreman Charles Fredreck. W. M. Ashford is sitting on the left and Charles Fredreck is sitting on the right. Standing are C. H. Bateman and J. J. Sweetland.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Commissary Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary in 1903. Stocking almost everything carried by a modern "superstore" as well as such items as fiddle strings, horse collars, coffins and caskets, it was a complete shopping center and mall under one roof. It also contained doctor offices, a drug store, and the post office.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill - General View]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planning mill interior showing lumber, machinery, and an employee. The planing mill was 14,000 square feet with machinery made by Hall & Brown Wood Working Machinery Company, including the inside molder, outside molder, a double sizer, one 18-inch machine, three 15-inch machines, six 9-inch machines, two resaws and two edgers. The planing mill had a capacity of 250,000 daily board feet.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 Boilers]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2 boilers, showing a boiler room worker. Sawmill 2 was also called the hardwood mill. The boilers were made by Casey-Hedges Company of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Two Hardwood Log Cars]

Description: Photograph of two rail cars loaded with hardwood timber near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill - General View - 2]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill, viewed from atop the rough lumber shed. Here the lumber was dressed. The January 18, 1908 issue of American Lumberman reports that the planing mill had one 8x30 sizer, one 8x18 sizer, four 15-inch No. 2 combination matchers, six 9-inch matchers, one 10-inch outside molder, one 15-inch inside molder, six swing cutoff saws, two resaws, two edgers, one lath machine, and two blowers. It was 252 by 80 feet in area, employed 43 people and had a daily capacity of 275,000 feet of lumber.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill from Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill from atop the water tower. Also shown are men with lumber carts and stacks of lumber. The January 18, 1908 issue of American Lumberman reports that the planing mill had one 8x30 sizer, one 8x18 sizer, four 15-inch No. 2 combination matchers, six 9-inch matchers, one 10-inch outside molder, one 15-inch inside molder, six swing cutoff saws, two resaws, two edgers, one lath machine, and two blowers. It was 252 by 80 feet in area, employed 43 people and had a daily capacity of 275,000 feet of lumber.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Hardwood Lumber Alley and Sawmill]

Description: Photograph of a hardwood lumber alley in the Southern Pine Lumber Company lumber yard, showing mill no. 2, or the hardwood mill, at the end. This is the second alley from the west looking north.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center