AM21-051, circa 1902-1917
Form of Material
Five lumber tokens, termed “brozine,” which were good for merchandise at the Easterling company store in Ora, Mississippi (Covington Co.). Usually, other merchants would allow 90% of the face value when used in stores elsewhere in town.
- circa 1902-1917
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Biographical / Historical
On June 5, 1901, the May-Easterling Lumber Company, composed of Felix A. May and E. H. Easterling, purchased the timber holdings of C. J. Gray, at Ora, Covington County for $30,480.
In March 1902 Felix May and other small stockholders sold their stock to F. C. A. Denkmann and associates, of Rock Island, Illinois. E. H. Easterling, president of the May-Easterling Lumber Company, remained with the company. The company was reorganized as the Easterling Lumber Company, with sales office at Rock Island. The assets were transferred to the Easterling Lumber Company on May 5, 1902, for $75,000 cash.
On June 5, 1917, the mill property was sold to the Tallahala Lumber Company, of Ellisville, Jones County.
Language of Materials
From the Unprocessed Collection: English
Purchased with Culpepper funds
Date of Receipt: February 12, 2021
- Covington County (Miss.). Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Currency. Subject Source: Local sources
- Easterling Lumber Company (Ora, Miss.). (1902-1917)
- Lumber trade. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century. Subject Source: Local sources
- Timber -- Mississippi. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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