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Splitting Logs for Firewood

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of two unidentified men splitting logs for firewood using a large piece of machinery that is reminiscent of an automobile. One man is sitting in the vehicle while the other man is standing behind it. Beside the standing man is a tree of which only the trunk is visible. A pile of wood sits in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[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

[Mill Pond Detailed View]

Description: Photograph of a detailed view of the Southern Pine Lumber Company mill pond with floating pine logs. The building in the background is possibly the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company office. Also shown are rail cars, including one from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[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
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmil No. 1 from Mill Pond]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 1 from across the mill pond with logs in the foreground. To the right is the log unloading dock. A mill pond worker is also shown standing on logs in the pond. Also known as "mill 1," it cut yellow pine. 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
Partner: The History Center

[A Log atop the Endless Chain]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company log pond from the top of the endless chain incline. The photograph shows how logs were attached to the chain and pulled upward from the mill pond and into the sawmill.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Hardwood Log Cars]

Description: Photograph of a train of nine rail cars carrying hardwood timber on a switch near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Two Hardwood Log Cars]

Description: Photograph of two rail cars loaded with hardwood timber near the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Log Ramp on Spur Toward Camp 1]

Description: Photograph of a hardwood log ramp on a spur heading toward Southern Pine Lumber Company's camp 1. 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
Partner: The History Center

[McGiffert Log Loader 3]

Description: Photograph of Southern Pine Lumber Company's McGiffert log loader 3 showing crewmen attaching a log to the loader's swinging boom. This loader was primarily used in hardwood logging operations. This is likely in Trinity County, Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Log Ramp near Camp 1]

Description: Photograph of a log ramp with timber and the Southern Pine Lumber Company McGiffert log loader 1 in the background, near camp 1 in Trinity County, Texas.
Date: 1907
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

[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
Partner: The History Center

[Shortleaf Pine on Rail Cars]

Description: Photograph of shortleaf yellow pine timber chained to rail cars. These logs were cut by Southern Pine Lumber Company workers from the J. M. Walker league in Trinity County, Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Pine Timber on Rail Cars]

Description: Photograph of yellow pine timber on Southern Pine Lumber Company rail cars. These logs were cut from the J. M. Walker league in Trinity County, Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center

[Cut Timber on the Right of Way]

Description: Photograph of cut timber along the right of way awaiting transportation to the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The History Center