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[McGiffert Log Loader and Crew]
Photograph of a Mcgiffert log loader and crew of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading logs onto rail cars.
[Timber Stacked in the Woods]
Photograph of freshly cut timber stacked in the woods.
[Loaded Log Cars in the Woods]
Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company rail cars loaded with cut timber in the woods.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Right of Way - 2]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company right of way in the woods, showing timber piled alongside.
[Steam Skidder and Crew]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder and crew. Tongs at the ends of the skidder's cables were attached to cut logs and dragged to the railroad right of way where they would later be loaded onto rail cars.
[McGiffert Log Loader]
Photograph of a McGiffert log loader and four crewmen loading a log onto a rail car. Note the ropes used by the crewmen to guide the log onto the car.
[McGiffert Log Loader with Crew sitting on Logs]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company McGiffert log loader showing the loading crew posing for a photograph.
[Right of Way in the Woods]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company logging right of way in the woods. Loaded rail cars and a log loader can be seen in the distance along with two employees.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Right of Way]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company right of way in the woods, showing cut timber piled alongside.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Ponder Workers at the Bottom of the "Endless Chain"]
Photograph of three Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond workers guiding and loading logs onto the endless chain at the mill pond, where logs were pulled by the chain into the saw mill.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Boilers]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company boiler room also showing an employee.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Saw Filer Shop]
Photograph of two Southern Pine Lumber Company workers filing circle saws in a saw filer's workshop.
[Logs being unloaded into the Mill Pond]
Photograph of timber logs being unloaded from log cars into the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond. This view is looking outward from the sawmill.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Worker with Record Books]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company worker at a table with record books. It appears that he is placing a seal on a document or binding a book. This is likely in the Texarkana, Arkansas main office.
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]
Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 3 ready to unload logs into the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond. The photograph shows how mill pond workers would release the chained logs using poles. 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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Boilers - 2]
Photograph of the interior of a Southern Pine Lumber Company boiler room.
[Logs in the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]
Photograph of logs in the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill view from the Mill Pond]
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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Machine Shop]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company machine shop where steam locomotives were maintained. A locomotive is shown inside the shop.
[Stacked Lath near the Dry Kilns]
Photograph of dried stacked lath sitting in front of the Southern Pine Lumber Company dry kilns.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond Workers]
Photograph of three Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond workers loading a log onto the "endless chain" to be dragged into the sawmill.
[Log falling into the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]
Photograph of a log splashing into the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond.
[Star Hotel]
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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill Timber Dock]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill timber dock.
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3]
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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Workers with Lumber Carts]
Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company workers with loaded lumber carts. Company housing can be seen in the background.
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engines 1, 2, and 3]
Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engines 1, 2 and 3. 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.
[Donkey pulling a Lumber Cart]
Photograph of a donkey pulling a lumber cart with a Southern Pine Lumber Company worker.
[Burning Wood Waste Pile]
Photograph of a burning wood waste outside of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill.
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[Wood Sawyers near Lindsey Springs]
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.
[Raised McGiffert Log Loader]
Photograph of a raised McGiffert log loader and Southern Pine Lumber Company crewmen in the woods. Note how the loader wheels could elevate to allow logging rail cars to pass beneath.
[Lindsey Springs Camp Workers]
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.
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Track Laying Crew]
Photograph of a Texas South-Eastern Railroad track crew laying the cross ties for a new right of way through the woods to access Southern Pine Lumber Company timber.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Log Skidding Teams]
Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company log skidding teams and slip tongue log skidders, and cut timber in the foreground.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Slip Tongue Log Skidder and Team]
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.
[Cut Timber on the Right of Way - 2]
Photograph of cut timber along a right of way, cut by the Southern Pine Lumber Company.
[Emmit Massingill, Scaler, Southern Pine Lumber Company]
Photograph of Emmit Massingill, Southern Pine Lumber Company scaler. Cut timber is shown in the background.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Oxen Crew]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company oxen crew and oxen in the woods.
[Cut Timber on the Right of Way]
Photograph of cut timber along the right of way awaiting transportation to the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Oxen Crew - 2]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company oxen crew with oxen in the woods.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Logging Ox Cart]
Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company logging ox cart pulling two logs. Stacked timber is shown on the left as well as a man operating the cart.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Mules]
Photograph of two large Southern Pine Lumber Company mules used in logging, along with a company employee, who are likely a part of a skidder team. The skidder is not shown.
[John A. Massingill - Woods Boss]
Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company woods boss John A. Massingill on horseback.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Loading Dock - North End]
Photograph of a man pushing a loaded lumber cart along the north end of the loading dock next to St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company cars.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill and Loading Dock]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading dock and freight cars from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and the St. Louis Southwestern Railway. The planing mill is seen in the background. The planing mill had a daily capacity of 250,000 board feet.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Main Office in Diboll]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company main office building in Diboll, Texas.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill Interior and Workers - 2]
Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planning mill, machinery, and workers. 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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Commissary Interior]
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.
[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill - General View]
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.