The paddleboat Sears loads lumber onto barges at the Jacksonport log yard in about 1900. All types of lumber – including cottonwood, gum, hickory, elm, oak, maple, ash, and cedar – were brought down from the Black, Current, and upper White Rivers to Jacksonport for shipment. The White River Cooperage Company operated there at that time. The Riddell Barge Line made regular trips to Jacksonport bringing timber upriver.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016