Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Long Leaf Sawmill
The Log Pond and the log washer, 1895 to 1969
This is the log pnd area. The log pond was in service from 1895, (when the logging railroad was built) until 1954, when the mill was closed for the first time. After the 1957 rebuilding and the conversion of logging to trucks, there was no need for the pond, and it was filled in, and concreted so that it is as you see it today. The log washer was used continuously from as early as 1910 to the mill closing in 1969, although it was rebuilt in 1957 as well, with the closing of the log pond.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 31° 0.328′ N, 92° 33.422′ 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 The "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (about 500 feet away); Lumber Transfer (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 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2019.