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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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Red Gum and Water Oak Timber]

Description: Photograph of a red gum tree which will cut 3,000 board feet and large water oak timber, located on the northwest corner of the J. M. Walker league, Trinity County, Texas. A Southern Pine Lumber Company employee stands to give perspective of the size of the red gum tree.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Steam Skidder and Crew]

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[McGiffert Log Loader]

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Scaly Bark Hickory Timber, Trinity County, Texas]

Description: Photograph of two scaly bark hickory trees which will cut 600 board feet each, located on the northwest corner of the J. M. Walker league, Trinity County, Texas. This view shows the only portion which will yield logs. A man poses to show perspective of the tree sizes.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[J. Kirby Home]

Description: Photograph of the J. Kirby home in Diboll. Kirby was a Southern Pine Lumber Company woods foreman.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[C. L. Effinger Home]

Description: Photograph of the C. L. Effinger home in Diboll. Effinger was a Southern Pine Lumber Company cashier and office manager. He and his family are presumably pictured.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Marsh Fire Pump at the Sawmill No. 2]

Description: Photograph of a Marsh fire pump at the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 2, also called the hardwood mill. The pump had an 8-inch suction capacity and a 7-inch discharge.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Fredreck Home]

Description: Photograph of the Charles Fredreck home in Diboll picturing his family. Fredreck was a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill foreman.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Commissary - Second Floor]

Description: Photograph of the second floor in the Southern Pine Lumber Company commissary showing furniture, men's clothing, and company employees. Built in 1901, this was the company's fourth commissary, the first being built in 1894, the second in 1898, and the third in early 1901 which was later destroyed by fire. The fourth commissary was originally 3,226 square feet but a 1902 addition increased the size to 5,612 square feet. The second story was added in 1907 which increased the size of the floor space to 10,384 square feet. The first floor contained the general store and the second floor held furniture and men's furnishing goods. W. P. Rutland was the manager and eleven others were employed. This commissary was replaced by a new one on the same site in 1923, which lasted until it was torn down in 2004.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[W. J. Raef Home]

Description: Photograph of the W. J. Raef home in Diboll. Raef was the vice president and general manager of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph