Homochitto Lumber Company Photograph
Scope and Contents
An 8.5” x 13.5” black and white aerial photograph of the Homochitto Lumbar Company in Bude, Mississippi (Franklin County). Fenwick L. Peck of the company was organized in 1912 by Fenwick L. Peck of the U.S. Lumber Company, and began operation in 1913.
- Majority of material found within circa 1923
- Harvey , H. J. (Photographer, Person)
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Noncirculating; available for research.
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Biographical / Historical
On February 6, 1912, the Homochitto Lumber Company was formed in Brookhaven. The company was named for the nearby river.
Not long after its founding, the company began purchasing tracks of timber in Adams, Amite, and Franklin Counties. By the end of 1912, the Homochitto Company possessed a total of 90,000 acres.
On June 12, 1912, the mill’s building foundation was laid, and it was operational on February 1, 1913. The mill hired about 800 people. Several logging railroads were also built. It was not until December 14, 1943 when the company officially dissolved.
1 Folder (1 item) : MC2.D14
Language of Materials
An aerial photograph of the Homochitto Lumber Company in Bude, Mississippi.
Donated by We Care Community Thrift Center, Dayton, Tennessee.
Collection processed and finding aid written by Shawna Guidry on July 19, 2018.
- Homochitto Lumber Company (1912-1943)
- Lumber trade. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Railroads -- Mississippi. Subject Source: Local sources
- Sawmills. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Timber -- Mississippi. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Homochitto Lumber Company Photograph
- Shawna Guidry
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