Fun Fact” The Lonesome Pine”

April 12, 1937 from the Works Project Administration (W.P.A. Historical Research Project) and the State Forestry Commission:

There is a  famous tree known as “The Lonesome Pine”  located in the forks of Red and Flint Creeks, about 6 miles SE of Wiggins.

Tree Dimensions

Circumference —–  17 feet 6 inches

Diameter—–5 feet 6 inches

Height ——- 114 feet

Height to first limbs ——– 50 feet

Limb spread —– 78 feet

Species —– yellow bark short leaf pine

“The inaccessibility of this tree and its immensity is why it has never been cut.  During the life of Finkbine Lumber Company at Wiggins, one hundred dollars was offered to anyone who would deliver it to their mill.  One man attempted, but found it too large to handle.”

Do you remember this tree?  Do you remember what happened to it?  If so, please contact the Old Firehouse Museum and let us know!