The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
American Lumberman Photograph Exhibit
Steam Skidder and Crew
A Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder and crew, possibly near the Pineland area operations. This photograph was taken in November of 1907. The steam skidder was used to drag logs from the logging areas into a more open area to be loaded onto logging railroad cars. The company began using them in the 1910s, a practice that was highly controversial due to its destruction of young timber growth and injuries or death to crewmen. The company used steam skidders well into the 1920s.