Logging — 1902 to 1970

Eatonville logging in 1902
Eatonville logging in 1902 — George Martin is the teamster and Clyde Williams is the passenger

Logging was vital to Eatonville form the very beginning. Here are a few pictures covering seven decades of logging.

Photo #1: This first picture was taken September 1902, and the log is headed off for the Eatonville Saw Mill. (The men might have hit the Brewery behind the hotel afterwards.)

Photo #2: I’m not sure of the date, but it’s Clyde Williams on the right helping fall this enormous fir tree.

Photo #3: In the early 1900’s the steam donkey was quickly replacing horses . Here is C. Boettcher operating a yarder with a steam engine.

Photo #4: Around 1950 we have Murphy’s Logging Company showing of a one-log load. The truck is parked in front of Christensen Motors (where Sears stands today).

Clyde Williams on right helping fall a tree
Clyde Williams on right helping fall a tree

Photo #5. Dick Taylor, who was also Eatonville’s fire chief for 12 years, stands in front of this load of Weyerhaeuser wood.

Photos courtesy of Williams family, Taylor Family and Pat Van Eaton

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C. Boettcher on Yarder —  Glenn Parks Operator
C. Boettcher on Yarder — Glenn Parks Operator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murphy Logging Company's one-log load
Murphy Logging Company's one-log load

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Taylor with load of Weyerhaeuser wood, 1970
Dick Taylor with load of Weyerhaeuser wood, 1970

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