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Later, as a student of history, he devoted years of painstaking work to gathering materials on lumbering. His information comes from many sources including interviews with loggers, rafters, sawmill and turpentine workers, and company managers; and from company records, land records, diaries, old newspapers, lumber trade journals, and government documents.
While the author's purpose is to share the history of a natural resource, he also gives the reader a broad backdrop against the panorama of Mississippi. Mississippi Harvest interprets the state's people, agriculture, industry, government, politics, economy, and culture through the lens of one of the state's earliest and most lasting economic engines.
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Numerous hardships — broken turbines, broken cable lines, bad weather, blocked roads, problems in obtaining supplies, and labor issues — plagued the company at the Rockport facility. Consequently, after only two years of operation in California, the Finkbine-Guild Lumber Company folded. The Finkbine-Guild experiment in California failed because the Company bore extra handling costs, transporting logs to Mississippi, whereas other redwood companies processed their timber locally.
By , the supply of virgin pine in Mississippi was depleted, and no more redwood logs were being shipped to the Mississippi sawmills for processing.
The Farms Company advertised the cutover timberland for sale to entice Slavs and Poles from the northern U. One successful venture of Finkbine-Guild and Mississippi Farms Company was the construction of a factory in Wiggins for processing farm produce. At first, the plant processed pickles, tomatoes, beans, and sweet potatoes,  but within a few years, pickles became its sole product.
At one time, it was the largest pickle processing plant in the world. Those larger food-processing companies consolidated their production at locations in other U. States, and the Wiggins pickle factory closed in , ending the final legacy of the Finkbine-Guild era. The main sawmills were located in Wiggins and D'Lo, Mississippi.
When the local timber supply dwindled, the company tried to utilize redwood trees from California, but that operation failed because of high transportation costs.
Other attempts were made at promoting a more diversified use of the cutover timberlands; some ventures were successful while others were not. History The longleaf pine resource Finkbine Lumber Company sawmill, Wiggins, Mississippi, circa Virgin longleaf pine forest, Up until the 20th century, the virgin pine forests of south Mississippi were virtually untouched by man, because there was no efficient system for transporting cut logs from the forests to sawmills for conversion to lumber.
There was an immense expanse of longleaf pine, stretching from Virginia, southwest through nine U. Rockport formerly, Cotineva  is a former settlement in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County, California. Route at Leggett. History Around , William R.
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Miller constructed the first sawmill at Rockport, then called Cottoneva. Ships bound for San Fr. The Great Southern Lumber Company was chartered in to harvest and market the virgin longleaf pine Pinus palustris L. Bogalusa, Louisiana was developed from the ground up as a company town and was the location for Great Southern Lumber Company's sawmill, which began operation in Other company interests included a railroad and paper mill. The company ceased operation in , when the supply of virgin pines was depleted.
Bogalusa became the site of a paper mill and chemical operations, followed by other industry. Goodyear amassed great wealth by investing in timberlands, lumber mills, coal, and railroads in Pennsylvania and New York. Dantzler Lumber Company began as a small sawmill in Moss Point, Mississippi and was incorporated in History Early history L. Lorenzo Nolly Dantzler married Griffin's daughter in and purchased the sawmill from his father-in-law in the s. Dantzler had a larger sawmill constructed along the Escatawpa River at Moss Point, and it began operation in In spite of economic uncertainty, entrepreneurs William H.
Hardy and Joseph T. Jones successfully completed railroad construction. The railroad resulted in the development of a seaport and expansion of cities along its route.