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Shortly after 1920 the lumber industry saw tremendous growth in Itawamba County. The Kilpatrick family of Carrollton, Alabama and Gibbs family from Hardin County, Tennessee opened mills at Fulton. One company, the B.H. Baine Lumber Company opened a mill in Fulton. Pictured above is a view of hardwood logs being hauled from the Tombigbee River bottom lands headed for the mill in Fulton around 1923. B.H. Baine had moved to Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi from Tennessee where he operated a mill there before opening his Fulton operation.