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Near Lufkin in Angelina County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Southland Paper Mills, Inc.

 
 
Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 22, 2010
1. Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Marker
Inscription. First plant to turn southern pines into newsprint. Mill here revolutionized paper industry in the southern United States. Seeking local paper rather than foreign supplies, Southland was incorporated in 1938 and began operations, 1940. Its mills made possible use of southern pine (earlier rejected for newsprint because of its high resin content). In 1942, additional facilities were built to supply bleached pulp.
Success of this pioneer complex gave Texas an avenue for aiding world in supply of vital paper.
 
Erected 1968. (Marker Number 8724.)
 
Location. 31° 21.306′ N, 94° 40.679′ W. Marker is near Lufkin, Texas, in Angelina County. Marker is on State Highway 103 one mile east of U.S. 59 when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lufkin TX 75901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Machinery from Early East Texas Logging Railroads (approx. 1.6 miles away); Angelina & Neches River Railroad (approx. 2 miles away); Mantooth Farm (approx. 2.7 miles away); Angelina (approx. 2.9 miles away); Original site of St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 22, 2010
2. Southland Paper Mills, Inc. Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Lufkin (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Martin Wagon Company (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Lufkin (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lufkin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,038 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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