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Homochitto Lumber Company Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: M520

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.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within circa 1923

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

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.

Extent

1 Folder (1 item) : MC2.D14

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

An aerial photograph of the Homochitto Lumber Company in Bude, Mississippi.

Provenance

Donated by We Care Community Thrift Center, Dayton, Tennessee.

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Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid written by Shawna Guidry on July 19, 2018.

Creator

Title
Homochitto Lumber Company Photograph
Author
Shawna Guidry
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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