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Steven Holding
 

While I live in the suburbs of Ft. Worth, Tx  I volunteer at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum Where I have worked on the Planer Mill and help as the Blacksmith helper for Machine Shop Days.  Also have been needle chipping and painting on one of the Mc Giffert Loaders( they have two)
US Route 59 in East Texas will take you via most of the good sites in East Texas that are still there
 
The next Machine Shop Days at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum is April 22  In Long Leaf, Louisiana
I should be there working all week.
Steve

E.A. "Frog" Smith Painting of Dowling & Camp Sawmill at Slater, Florida

Bill Donahue
 

Folks,
Several months ago I realized that I had seen photos of the Slater mill facility, but not of the mill house itself.  After some searching I found this last night:
The URL is:
 
The name of the gallery is Goodfaith Antiques and the item number is 317783.
 
Frog Smith was a local legend who worked at the Slater mill as a machinist and locomotive engineer at the time the mill closed in 1944.  He authored several books, as well as his "Cracker Crumbs" column in the Fort Myers News-Press, until his death in the early 1990's.
Slater was located on the Atlantic Coast Line, today's Seminole Gulf Railway.
 
Bill