An article titled “Hardwood Manufacture: Enterprise and Expansion Exemplified at Two Southern Mill Centers” in the American Lumberman magazine published on January 29, 1910, pp. 75-78. The article featured the Darnell lumber companies in Memphis, Tennessee, and Leland, Mississippi.
Postcard dated October 11-16, 1904, St. Louis, Missouri, with a picture of Floy Hill Eckford, probably from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition or World’s Fair held there. The following note is written on the card: "Behold! The mogals wife in the auto - Floy". "Floy Hill Eckford" is noted on the address side of the card which was not mailed. Alta Floy Eckford (1886-1906) was the daughter of Alphonso and Isabelle Hill of Memphis, and she had married Charles Eckford two months earlier.
Book published by R.J. Darnell, Inc., of Memphis, Tenn., in 1925, with photography by the Bluff City Engraving Company. The book contains photographs of the extraction of lumber from the company’s forest in northeast Louisiana and of the mill town of Darnell. Rowland Jones Darnell (1854-1916) established his company in 1896 that operated a hardwood mill in Memphis and he became one of the most prominent lumbermen in Memphis. After the mill burned down in 1913, he built another in Batesville, Mississippi, to serve his forest at Crowder. The mill closed and the company bought 75,000 acres at Floyd’s Crossing near Pioneer, Louisiana, opening a mill in Darnell in 1923.
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