Gautier creosote plant treated pilings for Panama Canal

Oct 11, 2009 Read more: The Mississippi Press

Just south of the railroad tracks on Graveline Road in Gautier is the historic marker calling attention to the Creosote Works.

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Gautier Granny

Lexington, MS

#1 Oct 16, 2009
Being a long time resident of Gautier, I well remember the Creosote Plant. The area around it was once the center of town, with Ziegler's Grocery Store, the U. S. Post Office, run by Inez Wilkerson, and a number of families living in the company houses just across the tracks from the plant itself. It was interesting to watch the conductor on the trains passing through, reach out and snatch the mail bag, off the structure built there for that purpose, and toss off the incoming mail.
Mike Walsdorf

Covington, LA

#2 Nov 3, 2013
I am looking for any photographs of the Gautier, Mississippi old L&N Creosote plant prior to 1984. Am currently trying to model this facility on my HO scale train layout.

Thanks!

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