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Binder 2 - Forestry and Logging Operations

Photographs in this binder primarily document forestry and logging operations of the Southern Pine Lumber Company, including timber, equipment, employees, log transportation, signage, and finished products from the 1940's-1960's.


Logging with Machinery and Mules

Logging with Machinery and Mules

A woods crew uses machinery and mules to load logs.

New Fence

New Fence

A new fence on company land. 

Kenneth Nelson - Houston County Pruned vs. Not Pruned Tracts, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson - Houston County Pruned vs. Not Pruned Tracts, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson poses at an unpruned pine plantation in Houston County on Jan 5, 1949.

Kenneth Nelson - Cherokee County Pine Released by Poisoning Hardwood, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson - Cherokee County Pine Released by Poisoning Hardwood, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson stands in Plot 3, Cherokee County, Texas, on January 5, 1949.  The Pine in this plot was released by poisoning the surrounding hardwoods.

Kenneth Nelson - Houston County Johnson Survey Before Cutting, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson - Houston County Johnson Survey Before Cutting, January 1949

Kenneth Nelson with sign before cutting standing next to a sign that reads, "Wm. Johnson Survey, Houston County, TX, Jan. 5, 1949"

Kenneth Nelson and Group of Foresters

Kenneth Nelson and Group of Foresters

Southern Pine Lumber Company officials, from left: unidentified, Ed Strickland, Chris Nelson, Kenneth Nelson, and Francis Cooke.

Kenneth Nelson in Forest

Kenneth Nelson in Forest

According to the June 30, 1948 Buzz Saw, Kenneth Nelson is standing in underbrush that was cleared in 1947 during an experimentation program by the Land and Timber department of Southern Pine Lumber Company.

Kenneth Nelson and Group Marking Pine Trees

Kenneth Nelson and Group Marking Pine Trees

Kenneth Nelson and a crew mark fire damaged timber in Houston County in 1948.

Kenneth Nelson and Coworker in Woods

Kenneth Nelson and Coworker in Woods

Moxie Moore (left), and Kenneth Nelson ca. 1950.  Mr. Moore was Mr. Nelson's assistant, or inspector.
 

Group on Lunch Break in Woods

Group on Lunch Break in Woods

A woods crew takes a lunch break.

Marking Timber

Marking Timber

An unidentified member of a woods crew marks timber.

Planting Timber with Tractor

Planting Timber with Tractor

Bill Nichols plants timber while W. A. Neal drives a tractor in December 1950 during Southern Pine Lumber Company's inaugural mechanized tree planting project at Rayville Ranch.

Tractor and Crew Planting Timber

Tractor and Crew Planting Timber

Bill Nichols plants timber while W. A. Neal drives a tractor in December 1950 during Southern Pine Lumber Company's inaugural mechanized tree planting project at Rayville Ranch.

Planting Timber at Rayville

Planting Timber at Rayville

Tree planting crew manually plants timber in a Rayville Ranch pasture in 1950.

Burning

Burning

A controlled burn during planting season, January 1950.
 

Crew with Portable Telephone Fighting Woods Fire

Crew with Portable Telephone Fighting Woods Fire

Woods crewman on portable telephone during a woods fire.

Newly Installed Electrical Poles

Newly Installed Electrical Poles

Unidentified man standing next to newly installed electrical poles.

Clearing Weeds

Clearing Weeds

Members of a summer weed clearing crew.

Texas Forest Service Arthur Temple, Sr. Research Area Sign

Texas Forest Service Arthur Temple, Sr. Research Area Sign

Entrance sign at the Texas Forest Service's Arthur Temple, Sr. Research Area. established March 1952 for investigations in forest tree improvement. 

Sign for Temple Research Area at Site of Former Fastrill Logging Camp

Sign for Temple Research Area at Site of Former Fastrill Logging Camp

 The sign for the Arthur Temple, Sr. Research Area at the site of Fastrill, Southern Pine Lumber Company's longest operating logging camp, in Cherokee County, Texas.  The camp operated from 1922-1941.

Map of Southeast Texas Showing Sites in Southwest Hardin County

Map of Southeast Texas Showing Sites in Southwest Hardin County

A map showing logging and forest industry sites in southwestern Hardin County.

Stephen F. Austin Forestry Students

Stephen F. Austin Forestry Students

Stephen F. Austin forestry students touring the woods.

Caterpillar with Plow in Woods

Caterpillar with Plow in Woods

A member of a woods crew uses a caterpillar with the Temple star logo.

Tractor Pulling Southern Pine Lumber Company Truck #8

Tractor Pulling Southern Pine Lumber Company Truck #8

A tractor pulls Southern Pine Lumber Company Truck #8

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