I had to share this photo from a book I've been reading called Sawdust Empire, The Texas Lumber Industry, 1830 - 1940. The book was written by Robert S. Maxwell and Robert D. Baker and is published by the Texas A&M University Press. It's a fantastic book about the lumber industry in East Texas. It discusses the various unique situations faced by early lumber companies, and how they eventually overcame these problems to establish profitable operations. Railroads, significant individuals in the industry, procedures, mills, marketing, conservation, and East Texas history and culture are discussed. The East Texas/Louisiana logging experience was very different from logging in the Northeast and Northwest, and this book does a great job of explaining it all!