THE PINEY WOODS 149 FERNWOOD LUMBER COMPANY Mississippi lumber pioneer Isaac C. Enochs, along with his brothers, established Fernwood Lumber Company during the late 1800s. The company was so successful by 1910 the sawmill at Fernwood could produce up to 100,000 board feet per day. That same year, the company added nine steam locomotives and other equipment to enhance production and distribution, and by 1917, Fernwood could produce an impressive 175,000 board feet per day. To transport lumber, the company utilized the Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf Railroad, which spanned across the southern part of the state and beyond. The Enochs family’s involvement in the logging business lasted nearly a century until the early 1970s, when the Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf Railroad enterprise was merged into nearby connecting lines. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE COLLECTION OF DAVID S. PRICE