The Southern States Lumber Company


Muscogee, Florida



A photo from Oran Merritt’s daughter, Minnie H. Merritt Bowman.  It shows from left to right Oran Merritt, Al Lee, Lisha Waters, Jim Mathis and Charlie? Mims.



A photo of the Southern States Office at Muscogee showing Will Lott, C. Vaughn, C. Kupfrian and Paul B. Merritt (Son of Kate and Oran Merritt).



Inside the saw mill at Muscogee.



Locomotives ready to haul timber.  The engineers of these engines each had their own distinct whistle blowing technique and could be picked out by those who knew how to read them.  Husbands could signal their wives in Muscogee that they had arrived at the roundhouse and would be home soon.


A locomotive crosses the Perdido River and pulls in to Muscogee.


A Southern States Logging Crew.


Administrative buildings at Old Muscogee.


Mill Number 4.


A photo from a turn of the century Pensacola magazine.


More photos of Southern States Lumber Company activities.