Publications

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

The Pine Bough - Vol 13, December 2008

This issue of the Pine Bough features a photographic history of the Rayville Ranch, a cattle raising operation of Southern Pine Lumber Company from 1913 to 1933 and a World War II B-24 Bomber flight log of Diboll native Gayle Cruthirds. The scrapbook section features 18 pages of interesting subjects, including the Neches River, early game preserves, clearcutting, the communities of Nancy and Wildhurst, Prairie Grove School, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and Big Thicket hunting camps. Additionally, the news and notices section shares about The History Center’s exciting year of events and activities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: December 2008

Features

“The Lonesomest Place in the World:” A Photographic History of the Rayville Ranch, 1913-1933, by Jonathan Gerland

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Eyewitness to History: World War II Flight Log Reaches Local Students, by Emily Hyatt

22

Sections

Scrapbook Pages

28

Civilian Conservation Corps

28

Big Thicket Hunting

29

World War I

30

Prairie Grove School

31

Neches River

32,33,40

Camp Nancy

34-37

Texas Forest Festival

38

Logging Camps

39

Farrah Fawcett

41

Truck Driving

42

Clearcutting

43

Wildhurst

44

Game Preserves

45

News & Notices

46