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DeQuincy in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Newport Industries

 
 
Newport Industries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2017
1. Newport Industries Marker
Inscription. Between 1890 and 1930, large lumber companies moved into southwest Louisiana to harvest Longleaf Pine. After 1930, most of the companies ended logging operations, leaving thousands of acres of pine stumps. In 1919, W. Burns Logan, Sr., a chemical engineer, arrived in DeQuincy to explore the possibility of processing the pine stumps into pine oil, turpentine, and rosin. Finding an abundant supply of high quality stumps, he established the Acme Products Company. The Acme plant stood on 26 acres at the southeast intersection of Highways 12 and 27. Purchased by Newport Industries in 1928, the plant soon employed as many as 450 men. Independent contractors, known as “stumpers”, provided the raw materials. Stumpers dynamited the stumps from the ground and transported them to the plant for processing. The plant had a tremendous economic impact on the area, but by 1957 the supply of stumps had dwindled and the DeQuincy plant was closed.
 
Erected 2006 by The Southwest Louisiana Historical Association, City of DeQuincy, Ex-Newport Employees Club, and Burger King.
 
Location. 30° 27.04′ N, 93° 25.622′ W. Marker is in DeQuincy, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Grand Avenue (
Newport Industries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 5, 2017
2. Newport Industries Marker
State Highway 27) and East 4th Street (State Highway 12), on the right when traveling north on South Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 E 4th St, Dequincy LA 70633, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  DeQuincy - Once the Turpentine Capital of Louisiana. (Submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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