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 the Snow with a Steam Donkey
December 6, 2013 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey

It’s cold out today and I feel for everyone who is working out there today in bitter temperatures. In keeping with the frosty weather, here are two shots from an early 1900’s logging operation around …

Taking down those BIG trees
September 10, 2013 – 3:22 am | No Comment
Taking down those BIG trees

These three men were photographed taking down one of the large trees near Eatonville. On the right, on the springboard, is Clyde Williams.
They made the men tough back then. I don’t know about you, but …

Logging Car and the Ladies (early 1900s)
May 26, 2013 – 3:05 pm | No Comment
Logging Car and the Ladies (early 1900s)

This photos entitled The Lage and Small Logs is somewhat haunting.
You rarely see women in the woods, especially not with a child and her doll. There are a lot of other details in this photo …

Logging the Big Trees
April 13, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Logging the Big Trees

There is always the question, “How did the Egyptians those pyramids?” The bigger question for me is, “How did those loggers taken down those giant trees with those little, and manually powered, saws?”
The answer is probably …

Pacific National & Westfork Timber – 1926 & 1928
April 3, 2013 – 1:09 am | 3 Comments
Pacific National & Westfork Timber – 1926 & 1928

These shots of Pacific National Lumber Co., out of National, Wash., abnd Westfork Timber, out of Mineral, Wash., were taken by renowned photographer Kinsey in 1926 and 1928. He (and his brother) were able to …

Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs
January 28, 2013 – 7:05 pm | No Comment
Charlie Boettcher Moving Logs

Charlie (Charles) Beottcher was well known as a logger in the Alder area. Here’s shot of him moving logs. At the base of the pole you can see where he (or someone) has been splitting. …

Logging in the Early Days
December 1, 2012 – 9:36 pm | No Comment
Logging in the Early Days

These photos come courtesy of the Kjelstad family. There are lots of shots of men standing beside their equipment or downed trees, but it’s fun to see them clowning it up a bit from time …

Sawmill at National
November 21, 2012 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Sawmill at National

Two shots taken at the sawmill in National early in the 1900s.
The shorts are more of a before and after. The first shot you can see the logs rolling into the water. The second you …

Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)
October 22, 2012 – 3:14 pm | 2 Comments
Mineral’s Mill (early 1900s)

Here are a couple great shots of milling in Mineral, Wash., earlier in the early 1900s. You rarely get action shots, like this one of the log falling into the mill pond.
Mineral got it’s start …

Canyon Road Construction (ca. 1919)
September 26, 2012 – 8:37 pm | 4 Comments
Canyon Road Construction (ca. 1919)

With all the ongoing work on the Canyon Road right now, I thought it might be a good time to put up some early construction photos.
The first shot is of team logging to make place …