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Southern Forest Heritage Museum (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Long Leaf, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 30.863476, -92.7904356

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-11-06

Duration: 00:08:51

Subjects: Southern Forest Heritage Museum (Long Leaf, La.) | Museums | Railroads | Railroad passenger cars | Company towns


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Carroll, Bob Interviewee
  • Troll, Claudia Interviewee


This segment from the November 6, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Long Leaf. Whinham tours the 57-acre complex, a former mill town operated by the Crowell Lumber Company, on a newly restored M4 passenger rail car from the 1930s. Whinham talks to Bob Carroll, the museum’s Executive Director, about the history of the M4 rail car, one of only four built by the Kalamazoo Company, and its restoration. He also speaks to Claudia Troll, the museum’s Education Director, about the museum’s role in preserving everyday life in an early 20th century mill town. Whinham and Carroll also tour other sites at the museum, including two retired rail cars and the machine shop. This story is a part of the “Louisiana Railways” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford