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[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix - 2]

Description: Photograph of Bucyrus steam shovel at work loading rail cars near Blix station, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way in western Angelina County, Texas. Note the structures in the background. Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 5 and a Lidgerwood is depicted in the background as well.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman

[C. H. Bateman Home]

Description: Photograph of the C. H. Bateman home in Diboll. Bateman was the assistant foreman of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1, also called the yellow pine sawmill. The Bateman family is presumably pictured.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman

[Camp 1 Animal Team in Woods]

Description: Photograph of an animal logging team at Southern Pine Lumber Company's camp 1, with high wheel slip-tongue carts, ox teams, and a car of logs. Camp 1 was near the Rayville Ranch site in Trinity County, Texas, about 13 miles northwest of Diboll. It replaced the Angelina County camp called Lindsey Springs, and lasted from about 1907-1912.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman

[Church Building and Hall]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company church building located in Diboll's south side. The lower floor held Baptist and Methodist services. The upper floor held meeting rooms for the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman

[Corliss Steam Sawmill Engine]

Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill engine, a 24x48 500 horse power Filer & Stowell Corliss steam engine, with an 18-foot fly wheel. A company employee is depicted in the background. This is likely sawmill 1, or the yellow pine mill.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman

[Hardwood Log Cars and Sawmill]

Description: Photograph of rail cars loaded with hardwood timber at the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2, which was also called the hardwood mill. This mill also cut pine timber. Note the mill pond on the left. Hardwood logs were not unloaded into the mill ponds because they would sink.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman