Lloyd Sachs was famous for at least one thing — he was the first child born in Elbe.
His father, Adam Sachs, settled in Elbe in the early 1890s. Before the railroad came to Elbe in 1902, Adam brought in, over the Mashell Mountain Road, the boiler and equipment for a sawmill. He began the first logging camp in the area and he manufactured the lumber used to build many homes and stores in the booming Elbe. (Per History of Southeastern Pierce County.)
In this picture of the boiler move, we see Lloyd as a young boy. For more information on this move, just click HERE.
Photos courtesy of Pat Van Eaton and Rich Williams.
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