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[White Oak and Gum Timber, Trinity County, Texas]

Description: Photograph of white oak timber and gum timber on the northeast corner of the J. M. Walker league in Trinity County, Texas. This location is 16 miles northwest of Diboll. Southern Pine Lumber Company woods boss John A. Massingill is on horseback in the center.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[White School Building]

Description: Photograph of the white school building in Diboll, Texas, showing the students. Attendance was 150 students.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Yellow Pine Lumber Yard Alley]

Description: Photograph of an alley of yellow pine lumber from post number 9, showing the burner and new water tower and the end. This view is looking north.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Yellow Pine on the Band Saw Dock]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1, or yellow pine mill, showing yellow pine logs on the band saw dock. This view is from the log end. 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

Description: Vintage postcard of prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary performing maintenance work on the Texas State Railroad, circa 1913. Armed guards supervise the prisoners, who are digging ditches along the sides of the track and roadbed.
Date: 1913~
Item Type: Postcard

[Gayle Cruthirds World War II Flight Log]

Description: Flight log created by Gayle Cruthirds, member of the 376th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, documenting his bombing missions over Italy and Eastern Europe between May 17, 1944 through September 20, 1944. Cruthirds discusses dates, flight times, mission location, weather, presence of flak and fighters, types of planes, and notes specific to each mission.
Date: 1944
Creator: Cruthirds, Gayle
Item Type: Book

Gayle Cruthirds Bombing Group Photograph

Description: Photograph of the United States Air Force, 15th Air Force, 376th Bombing Group, including Gayle Cruthirds of Diboll, Texas. All of the men are wearing Air Force uniforms and leather flight jackets, posing in front of a bomber. The plane has a face and the name "Betsy" painted on it. Handwritten information on the back of the photograph says, "April 22, 1944, Topeka, Kans. 15th Air Force (Italy) 376 Bomb Gp." and also lists those pictured, in order. Bottom row left-to-right: Lt. Jim Carrender, navigator, Kansas City; Lt. John Griffin, pilot, Rochester, New York; Lt. Peter Arth, co-pilot, Los Angeles, California; Lt. Hubert Schlatter, bombardier, Jennings Lodge, Oregon. Top row left-to-right: S/Sgt. Slim Limbocker, waistgun, Ranger, Texas; S/Sgt. Jo Janosko, engineer, Auburn, New York; S/Sgt. Gayle Cruthirds, nose gun, Diboll, Texas; S/Sgt. Edward Blunt, ball gun, Fresno, California; S/Sgt. Russel Martin, radio, top gun, Mounds, Illinois; S/Sgt. Ray (Mundo) Lane, tail gun, St. Louis, Missouri.
Date: April 22, 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[Latane Temple Welcomes Charles Wilson to Temple Lumber]

Description: Photograph of Latane Temple welcoming state representative Charles Wilson to the sales and public relations staff of Temple Lumber Company in 1961. This photograph was taken at the company's main office, which was located at 4807 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas.
Date: 1961
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Democrats 1964]

Description: Photograph of Charles Wilson and young democrats in Angelina County, Texas. In October 1964 Young Democrats of Angelina County launched a countywide bumper sticker campaign in Lufkin, Diboll, Clawson, Huntington, and Zavalla. Here one of the teams poses outside the Democratic Headquarters in Lufkin. Left to right: Gary Horton, Lisa Denman, Tre Denman, Richard Warner, Charles Wilson. The photograph appears in the October 11, 1964 issue of the Diboll Free Press.
Date: October 11, 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson outside Texas Capitol]

Description: Photograph of State representative Charles Wilson outside of the Texas capitol with three supporters. Left to right: Joe Ned Dean, District Judge for Trinity County, Claudette Lowe of Lufkin, and Jeannie Wayland, who was Wilson's administrative assistant. April 22, 1965.
Date: April 22, 1965
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson and Ben Barnes]

Description: Photograph of Senator Charles Wilson receiving the gavel from Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes upon his appointment as chairman of the Texas Senate Banking Committee, February 6, 1969.
Date: February 6, 1969
Item Type: Photograph