Turpentine was also a major product in St. Tammany Parish. Here's a postcard illustrating one of the steps in getting the raw materials for the solvent. The resin of pine trees was distilled to produce the fluid, which was useful in a variety of applications. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Tapping pine trees in 1895
Turpentine still near Abita Springs
Turpentine Orchard Cooperage 1895
From the 1905 Paint, Oil and Drugs Review Newsletter