“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Lumber Carts

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May 24, 2019
1. Lumber Carts Marker
Inscription.  Before the 1950's the planer mill, sawmill and warehouses were connected by a series of wooden tramways. These lumber carts were used to transport rough and unfinished lumber and molding between the buildings. Some of the carts were pushed by hand, while others were moved by home-made power machines called jitneys.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 31° 0.394′ N, 92° 33.49′ W. Marker is in Long Leaf, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Long Leaf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longleaf LA 71448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Planer Mill Machinery (here, next to this marker); Long Leaf Planer Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The McGiffert Log Loader (about 500 feet away); Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 (about 500 feet away); Clyde Double Drum-Cable Outhaul Log Skidder
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(about 500 feet away); Locomotive #400 (about 500 feet away); Locomotive Graveyard (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Leaf.
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Admission required.
Lumber Carts Marker image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2019
2. Lumber Carts Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019.

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