An axe man and sawyer survey their work.


Hauling a log with a highwheeler.



A mule team begins to load logs into a rail car.



Loading activity.



A locomotive moves a logging structure into place.



Southern States logs loaded for transport by the Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railway Company.



Southern States temporary logging camp.  These camps moved around to follow the cutting of timber until there was no timber left to cut.   By 1926 Southern States Lumber was out of business.



Logs being rolled into the Perdido River for floating down to the mills at Muscogee.



Pulling the logs out of the river at Muscogee.



Inside the saw mill.



Another view of the saw mill interior.



Lumber cut and stacked.



Loading dried lumber on railcars.



Getting ready to pull out of Muscogee Mill Number 4 with a load of lumber.






View of the dumping ramp where scrap lumber was piled.



Elevated tracks through the lumber yards.



The Commissary is visible in the far right background in this aerial view of the mill.




Here are some of the chits issued in lieu of money to workers.   The chits were only good at the Southern States Commissary and kept the workers tied to the company in a manner that today would be viewed as oppressive.


Five cent chit.



Ten cent chit.


Even more photos of the Old Muscogee Wharf where much of the timber was sent for shipment all over the world.