Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Long Leaf Sawmill
1957 to 1969 (and present)
Long Leaf was rebuilt for the fifth and final time in 1957. At that time the mill was converted to electricity, the logging was taken over by trucks, and the log pond was filled and closed. At the same time, a new dry kiln replaced the 1936 kiln, and the entire processing sequence for finished lumber was revised to what you see today. The mill operated in this configuration until February 14, 1969 when it was permanently closed.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 31° 0.328′ N, 92° 33.423′ 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. A different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (here, next to this marker); Red River and Gulf RR Locomotive #106 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The McGiffert Log Loader (about 300 feet away); Lumber TransferThe "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (about 500 feet away); "Loggers Dream" (about 500 feet away); Straddle Truck (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.
Also see . . . Museum Website. (Submitted on May 29, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2019.