Barney’s Matchbook Cover
September 22, 2016 – 12:07 am | 3 Comments

Locals know Barney’s Corner as a gas station, but early on it was much, much more.
I believe this matchbook cover comes from around the 1940s. Back then there was food and dance.
Barney was Keith Malcom’s brother …

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Logging in National
February 24, 2017 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Logging in National

These images come from Sandra Wood, who found them in her father’s things. Since he logged up in National, she assumes they are from that area.
Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Sandra Wood.
Click on images to enlarge.

 
 

Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3
August 24, 2016 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
Elbe Lumber & Shingle Co. (early 1900s) — Part 3 of 3

If you read the previous two posts, you’ll already know that last week on Ebay last week there was a wall card up for auction that I didn’t win. It had all sorts of shots of …

St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)
August 12, 2016 – 8:34 pm | 3 Comments
St. Paul – Tacoma Lumber Co. – Kapowsin Logging (ca. 1920s)

These are great shots taken in Kapowsin, and some by Kinsey, the professional photographer of the time, who went around a captured the Northwest logging era.
The first picture shows the crew, as well as a …

Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960
April 23, 2016 – 7:00 am | 10 Comments
Long Logs coming through Eatonville, 1960

This load of logs came down Mashell Ave. in March, 1960. In fact, the truck is stopped at the corner of Center Street and Mashell.
I can’t tell by the image what logging outfit this was. …

Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)
April 7, 2015 – 10:15 pm | One Comment
Tokens from National (late 1800s and early 1900s)

The old-timers might remember the town of National, a logging town up the line. There isn’t much left not except for some photos.
Randy Stewart also came across some tokens from the town. Both are from C.C. Ketchum …

Logging Trestle, Nisqually River (ca. 1915)
December 30, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Logging Trestle, Nisqually River (ca. 1915)

One of the big challenges to early logging was getting the logs out of the forest, especially when you were faced with rivers and steep hills. This photo taken by Kinsey of a trestle (I believe over the …

Eatonville Lumber Company Logging
December 17, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment
Eatonville Lumber Company Logging

This picture of the Eatonville Lumber Co. logging camp gives a lot of detail about logging in the early 20th century— from the locomotive there to take out the lumber, the size of the trees, …

Logging Accident in Eatonville (ca. 1940s)
March 21, 2014 – 4:58 pm | No Comment
Logging Accident in Eatonville (ca. 1940s)

These pictures come straight from the Eatonville History Facebook group. This accident took place at the intersection of Washington Ave. and Center St., in the 1940s. Hope no one was in the vehicle.
Even though logging …

Dumping Logs in Mineral Lake (early 1900s)
February 22, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Dumping Logs in Mineral Lake (early 1900s)

Lakes and ponds were often used as storage for logs headed to the sawmill. Here were see logs being dumped into Mineral Lake in the early 1900s.
Photo courtesy of the Leslie Dunlap and family.
Click on …

Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.
January 16, 2014 – 12:35 am | No Comment
Murray Logging & Timber Co., in Mineral Wash.

You need to zoom in on this shot of Murray Logging & Timber Co., out of Mineral, Wash. Look at the men in the bottom lefthand corner to get feel for how BIG these logs …