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[Star Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the Star Hotel in Diboll, Texas. The hotel was built by 1903 and generally accommodated office personnel and traveling salesmen. It is where Southern Pine Lumber Company founder T. L. L. Temple stayed when visiting Diboll from Texarkana, Arkansas prior to the company library being built adjacent to the commissary circa 1908. The Star Hotel was remembered for its large dining room which fed up to thirty people at one time. The closure date is unknown but by 1939 the building had been torn down.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3]

Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 3. Note the split wood fuel in the tender and the brakemen on the wooden car roofs. 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Wood Sawyers near Lindsey Springs]

Description: Photograph of two Southern Pine Lumber Company woods sawyers posing with a shortleaf pine near the Lindsey Springs logging camp, Angelina County. Lindsey Springs, located about seven miles northeast of Diboll, was a Southern Pine Lumber Company logging camp from about 1898 to 1906. According to the federal census of 1900, the community then had a population of 110.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Lindsey Springs Camp Workers]

Description: Photograph of two Southern Pine Lumber Company woods sawyers in the Lindsey Springs area, Angelina County. Lindsey Springs, located about seven miles northeast of Diboll, was a Southern Pine Lumber Company logging camp from about 1898 to 1906. According to the federal census of 1900, the community then had a population of 110.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Slip Tongue Log Skidder and Team]

Description: Photograph of a high-wheeled, slip-tongue log skidder with its teams and driver. The driver would straddle the cart over felled logs, where dangling tongs would be positioned to raise the end of a log off the ground when the mules pulled the tongue forward, allowing the log to "skid" along under the cart's rolling wheels.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center