144 A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI THE SOUTHERN PINE TREE, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SOUTHERN YELLOW PINE, WAS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN STATES. Using simple tools early loggers, such as this Eastman, Gardiner & Company crew, would fell the trees and load onto rail cars using mechanical loaders. The trees were used for general purposes in the 1800s, such as constructing houses and fences, and were later marketed to cities along the east coast. Today, the lumber from Yellow Pine is popular among professional builders as well as novices for weekend projects. YELLOW PINE HARVESTERS PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LAUREN ROGERS MUSEUM OF ART