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Booker Family Photographs.


This collection of photographs documents the lives of several members of the Booker family in Diboll and Pineland, Texas during the 20th century. The main subject of the early photographs is John Olin Booker, Sr., a surveyor and engineer who worked for Southern Pine Lumber Company in Diboll, Texas before moving to Lufkin, Texas. His son, John Olin Booker, Jr. collected the photographic slides, which document his family’s vacations, the Pineland sawmills, and hunting at Scrappin’ Valley Lodge, a recreational and conference facility owned by the Temple companies. There is also a family scrapbook containing unidentified family members traveling in the United States, most notably in Atlantic City, New Jersey.