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).
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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