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Binder 4 - Southern Pine Lumber Company Operations

Photographs in this binder primarily document Southern Pine Lumber Company's operations other than it's sawmills, including Pulpwood Operations, Treating Plant, Fiberboard, Machine Shop, Commissary, Temple-White Company, Temple Associates Box Factory, Temple Lumber Company, Temple Manufacturing Company, Love Wood Products Company, and Angelina Furniture Company, in the 1940s-1960s


Ice House Construction

Ice House Construction

Construction of a new ice house at the SPLCo Commissary.

Ice Plant Construction Site, 1949

Ice Plant Construction Site, 1949

From the February 1949 Buzz Saw, "Location of SPLCo's new modern ice plant which is to be in operation before hot weather comes again. The new plant will furnish plenty of ice for residents of Diboll and surrounding areas."

Treating Plant Tour

Treating Plant Tour

A group on tour of the Southern Pine Lumber Company Treating Plant watches as treated utility poles are removed from a treating cylinder. 

Cutting Fence Posts

Cutting Fence Posts

Arthur Temple, Jr. (2nd from left) looks on as fence posts are cut.

Cutting Poles and Log Peeler

Cutting Poles and Log Peeler

Cutting poles for fence posts and running them through the log peeler.

Stripping Logs for Use as Fence Posts

Stripping Logs for Use as Fence Posts

Workers use a machine to strip logs to use as fence posts.

Cuttting Logs for Fence Posts

Cuttting Logs for Fence Posts

Workers cut log poles into fence posts. 

Poles for Treating Plant

Poles for Treating Plant

Workers cut poles that will be sent to the treating plant.

Loading Pulpwood onto a Truck

Loading Pulpwood onto a Truck

A woods crew loads pulpwood onto a truck.  loading pulpwood onto truck.  Pictured in the background, from left,  Kenneth Nelson, Bobby Farley, and Nig Powell operates the crane.

Driving Poles Loaded into Gondolas, 1950

Driving Poles Loaded into Gondolas, 1950

Driving poles are loaded into gondolas at the hardwood yard in May 1950.

Poles Loaded into Railroad Cars

Poles Loaded into Railroad Cars

Driving pole logs are loaded into Texas and New Orleans Railroad cars at the mill.

O.L. Gresham Loading Logs, 1950

O.L. Gresham Loading Logs, 1950

Independent contractor O. L. Gresham loads logs or driving poles into a boxcar, June 1950.
 

Tank at Treating Division

Tank at Treating Division

A tank at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Treating Division.

Treating Cylinder Installation

Treating Cylinder Installation

Workers install a treating cylindar at the Southern Pine Lumber Company Treating Plant.

Robert Roach

Robert Roach

Southern Pine Lumber Company Treating Plant employee Robert Roach.

Treating Division Tanks

Treating Division Tanks

A view of the Southern Pine Lumber Company Treating Division tanks, May 1951.
 

Treated Poles on Railroad Cars

Treated Poles on Railroad Cars

Treated utility poles loaded on Souther Pacific Railroad cars. 

Treated Utility Poles

Treated Utility Poles

Southern Pacific railcar loaded with poles treated with creosote. 

Treating Plant Office

Treating Plant Office

Southern Pine Lumber Company's Treating Plant office under construction.

Clearing Ground for Treating Plant

Clearing Ground for Treating Plant

Clearing land for the treating plant to be built north of Diboll.

Tour of Treating Plant with Latane Temple

Tour of Treating Plant with Latane Temple

Latane Temple (center in plaid shirt) leads a tour of Diboll's treating plant.

Arthur Temple, Jr. at Opening of Treating Plant, 1951

Arthur Temple, Jr. at Opening of Treating Plant, 1951

Arthur Temple Jr. (left) and two unidentified gentlemen at the formal opening of the treating plant in April 1951.

Ed Trout, Arthur Temple, and Mr. Bovay at Treating Plant Opening

Ed Trout, Arthur Temple, and Mr. Bovay at Treating Plant Opening

From left, Ed Trout, Arthur Temple, Jr. and Mr. Bovay enjoy lunch at the formal opening of the Diboll Treating Plant in April 1951.

Treating Plant Opening Barbeque, 1951

Treating Plant Opening Barbeque, 1951

Caption from the May, 1951 Buzz Saw, "Enjoying barbecue luncheon activities are the persons who gathered in Diboll from throughout the country for the formal opening of hte Treating Division. After the luncheon the group was taken on a tour of the entire plant on April 10, 1951."

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