I caught a bit of a TV show about loggers in Louisiana. These guys used boats on a river and jumped in (with the alligators and cottonmouths ) to find old logs. They then chained them and dragged to shore for shipping and sale. The show said these had been logged about 100 years ago but never made it down river for retrieval. The show did not say what kind of wood they were but did state they were in perfect condition because of lack of oxygen in the mud. The logger bragged that some of the eight foot logs were worth as much as $900.00 each. Now, I have thought that part of the country only had cypress, pine, a few tulip and not much more. What kind of wood do y'all think it might have been to be so valuable???