Eatonville Hospital – 1921
March 8, 2018 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

Here’s an old envelope from 1921 to Julie Dougher c/o of the the Eatonville Hospital. Don’t know anything about Julie — whether she was a nurse or a patient. (If you have any information, please …

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Weyerhaeuser Logging Locomotives
July 30, 2012 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Weyerhaeuser Logging Locomotives

Early on logging was done by rail. Locomotives came steaming in to pick up the lumber, like these Weyerhaeuser Timber Company locomotives. If you want to see some of these old trails up close,  Mount Rainier …

Logging in National (1926)
July 12, 2012 – 4:01 pm | 6 Comments
Logging in National (1926)

These shots of the Pacific National Lumber Company were taken in National, Wash., August 1926 by C. Kinsey of in 1926.
The first is an extremely steep incline, with tracks running at least half the way …

National Loggers (1926 – 1928)
May 27, 2012 – 4:17 am | 5 Comments
National Loggers (1926 – 1928)

Here are a few incredible shots taken in the 1920s of the loggers in Mineral and National, Wash.
The first shot is of the guys at Westfork Logging Company of Mineral, Wash. The picture was taken …

Logging in the Early Days (Pictorial)
May 20, 2012 – 4:10 pm | 4 Comments
Logging in the Early Days (Pictorial)

The logging business was what got Eatonville up and running. Here are five fabulous shots of logging in the early days and the use of the steam donkey. It looks primitive today, but it was …

Fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks (ca. 1923)
January 16, 2012 – 7:18 pm | 6 Comments
Fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks (ca. 1923)

Fabulous shot of a fleet of Kelly Springfield Trucks operated by Griffith & Greaber logging out of Eatonville.
This photo is worth clicking on to enlarge to see the incredible detail. The trucks look pretty primitive …

Logging in the Canyon (ca. 1919)
January 15, 2012 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Logging in the Canyon (ca. 1919)

Eatonville was a logging town for decades. And you can still see guys in rubber suspenders and cork boots around town.
There are no end to amazing “old timey” Eatonville logging shots. Here’s one labeled “logging …

Logging with Steam Donkeys
December 14, 2011 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Logging with Steam Donkeys

Steam donkeys (basically a steam-powered winch) may seem primitive today, but they were state-of-the-art in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
How it works
A cable was wrapped around a log and the steam donkey drug it …

Train full of logs
November 27, 2011 – 2:38 am | No Comment
Train full of logs

This shot, I believe, is a Weyerhaueser locomotive loaded with timber.
Until the Panama Canal opened on  August 15, 1914, shipping Douglas fir to the East Coast had been too costly. Soon, Atlantic Coast retailers were …

Griffith & Graeber Logging
November 23, 2011 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Griffith & Graeber Logging

In the early 1900s, before modern logging trucks, getting the logs out of the woods and to the mill was difficult and dangerous. One way to get the log to market was using a nearby river.
This …

Drag Saws in the Woods
November 20, 2011 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Drag Saws in the Woods

If this piece of logging equipment doesn’t look familiar, it’s because you’re more likely to see in a museum than the woods. This drag saw  was probably used in the 20s or 30s when they hit …