The "Jitneys" replaced mules and manpower in moving lumber buggies around the mill yard.
The 2 jitneys were built in the machine shop at Long Leaf from Chevrolet engines and scrap metal under the supervision of Dick Stokeld, foreman from 1948 to 1954.
Location. 31° 0.278′ N, 92° 33.504′ 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. Straddle Truck (a few steps from this marker); "Loggers Dream" (a few steps from this marker); Lumber Transfer (a few steps from this marker); Dry Kilns, Old & New (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); The Commissary (about 600 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.
Also see . . . Museum Website. (Submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019.