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[McGiffert Log Loader and Crew]

Description: Photograph of a Mcgiffert log loader and crew of the Southern Pine Lumber Company loading logs onto rail cars.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[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
Partner: The History Center

[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
Partner: The History Center

[Right of Way in the Woods]

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Logs being unloaded into the Mill Pond]

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Worker with Record Books]

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Mill Pond]

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill view from the Mill Pond]

Description: 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.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center