Excecaloir Lumber Company, Alder

Excecaloir Lumber Co., Alder
Excecaloir Lumber Co., Alder

This picture is provided by Pat Van Eaton and entitled “Excecaloir Lumber Company”.

Alder had a number of mills in the early 1900s.

“A one-machine shingle mill was set up by a Mr. Daniel a the north fork of Alder Creek. August Delin built a three-machine shingle mill, to which he added a small sawmill. Cedar was cut into bolt 4’4″ long and about 20 to a cord. They were transported to the mill on skid roads by sleds up to 20′ long. The cedar from the Boettcher place was mostly transported on wooden railroads. Bolt cutters received $1.00 per chord and bolts brought about $3.00 per chord at the mill.”  History of Southeastern Pierce County

 

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