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Manufacturing Lumber In Diboll, TX 1942


Manufacturing Lumber in Diboll, TX by Wilbur F. Pate, January 24, 1942 Geography Assignment

Manufacturing Lumber in Diboll, TX by Wilbur F. Pate, January 24, 1942 Geography Assignment

Wilbur F. Pate became principal of Diboll High School in 1941 and Superintendent of Diboll schools in 1942.  During his career, he would guide the schools through war and social changes as well as oversee the consolidation of small local districts and the creation of Diboll Independent School District in 1954.  In 1941-1942, he was enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State Teacher’s College (now University) studying for his master’s degree.  During that semester, he had to write a paper for his Geography 402 class.  His subject was Diboll, in a paper entitled “Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas.” It included a hand-drawn county map and 25 photographs of Diboll’s buildings and landmarks. Although we only have the photos, not the paper, it appears that his focus was on Diboll’s buildings, since he did not include any images of people.  The paper was written in January 1942, and it is safe to assume that the photographs were made just prior to that time, but not too much earlier – the bare trees in the photos certainly suggest winter time.

Photo of Antlers Hotel in Diboll, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Photo of Antlers Hotel in Diboll, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 25

Photo of Antlers Hotel, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Photo of Antlers Hotel, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 25

Diboll Motor Company, c. 1941, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Diboll Motor Company, c. 1941, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilbur Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 26

Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill at Diboll, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill at Diboll, Taken from Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 18

Southern Pine Lumber Company's Engine 13, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Southern Pine Lumber Company's Engine 13, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 23

Highway in Diboll c. 1941, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Highway in Diboll c. 1941, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
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Highway in Diboll with Cows, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Highway in Diboll with Cows, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 28

Logs Prepared for Rail Transport Near Diboll, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Logs Prepared for Rail Transport Near Diboll, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 17

Finished Wood in Diboll Lumber Yard, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Finished Wood in Diboll Lumber Yard, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 21

Finished Lumber at Diboll Lumber Yard, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Finished Lumber at Diboll Lumber Yard, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
Page 21

Diboll Mill Pond, 1941, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Diboll Mill Pond, 1941, From Wilbur Pate's Geography Assignment

Wilber Pate Geography Assignment
"Manufacturing Lumber at Diboll, Texas" January 24, 1941
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