Publications

The History Center publishes The Pine Bough, a popular annual East Texas history magazine featuring our growing archival collections.

The Pine Bough - Vol 14, December 2009

This issue of the Pine Bough explores a sense of place in the southern portion of the Angelina National Forest, an area known for its natural beauty and interesting environmental history. Also featured is an article highlighting the teaching career of Ilene Cornick of Lufkin. The scrapbook section features 12 pages of interesting subjects, including World War I, recreation, sawmill company towns, and schools. Additionally, the news and notices section shares about The History Center’s exciting year of events and activities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: December 2009

Features

A Sense of Place in the Angelina National Forest: Aldridge, Blue Hole, Bouton Lake, Boykin Springs, and Turpentine, by Jonathan Gerland. This article explores the history of the Aldridge Lumber Company and the interesting business relationship between lumbermen William Hal Aldridge and John Henry Kirby. The early history of the Burr's Ferry, Browndel and Chester Railway (earlier known as the Rock Quarries Tram Road and the Rockland, Jasper and Northeastern Railway) is also included.

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Globetrotting Teacher Makes a Stop in Diboll, by Emily Hyatt

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Sections

Scrapbook Pages

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Diboll Schools

34

World War I

36

Recreation

38

Temple-White Handle Factor

40

Date Nails and Scrip

42

Onalaska, Texas

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News & Notices

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