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Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry, Arranged by Mississippi W.P.A. Historical Research Project.

"Mississippi has a diversity of wood varieties in her forests, pine, oak, gums, dogwood, sycamore, cotton-wood, cypress, cedar and other types that go to the sawmill, veneer mills, paper mills etc. of the state. Mississippi's forest are of prime importance." Top left: "A tract of Virgin Pine near Rawls Springs, Forrest County on privately owned land." Top right: "Right: Two cuts from a large pine tree that yielded 4893 feet, logged in Monroe County (1935). This is of the type that were being logged in the piney-woods in the days of the big-wheeled ox-drawn logging equipment. Right: this huge cypress was cut in Bolivar County near Hillhouse. It was estimated to have been about three hundred years old." Center left: "Above: A giant tree cut in Humphreys county near Mossy Lake (1916); the seven log shown scale 9214 feet." Center right: "Above: a representative lumber mill and storage yard located at Kosciusko, mills such as this supply the great markets." Bottom left: "A great and exceedingly busy mill at Moss Point, Jackson County, millions of feet of logs from Mississippi's forests have been converted into paper that becomes later bags and wrapping paper." Bottom right: "Hardwoods - becoming scarcer are rarely used solid but are processed in mills, like the one above, located in Greene County, where a log is literally shaved into thin sheets by thousands of feet."