The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
East Texas Railroad Photograph Selections
Log Camp Moving Day
Perhaps the origin of the modern mobile home industry, East Texas logging camps of the early twentieth century often consisted of simple rectangular-shaped houses that could be easily transported by steam railroad logging equipment. The same loader and flat cars that lifted and carried logs to the sawmills, transported employees' homes between camps. The date of this photo is about 1915. Southern Pine Lumber Company logging camps active at the time included Camps 1 and 2 in Trinity County, Alcedo in Angelina County, Walkerton and Bluff City in Houston County, and White City in San Augustine County.