Southland Paper Mills, Inc

Southland Paper Mills, Inc (HMJA5)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75901 Angelina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 21.306', W 94° 40.679'

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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.
HM NumberHMJA5
Marker Number8724
Year Placed1968
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 340395 N 3470173
Decimal Degrees31.35510000, -94.67798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 21.306', W 94° 40.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 21' 18.36" N, 94° 40' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)903, 936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3869 TX-103, Lufkin TX 75901, US
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