Pacific National & Westfork Timber – 1926 & 1928


Westfork Logging co, Mineral WA  Sept 1928
Westfork Logging co, Mineral WA Sept 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 catch the loggers, the forests  and the logger’s life like no other photographer.

Pacific National Lumber Co., is no longer, but Westfork is still around.

If you would like to see a movie of Westfork Logging back in the 1930s, just click HERE.

Photos courtesy of the South Pierce County Historical Society.

Pac National Lumber co., National, Wash., Sept 1926
Pac National Lumber co., National, Wash., Sept 1926

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3 responses to “Pacific National & Westfork Timber – 1926 & 1928”

  1. The top photo is of West Fork skidder #1. It was shipped new from Washington Iron Works September 15, 1928 at accost of $35,000. In 1932 it was sold to Simpson Log. Co. for $20,000. See West Fork Tree-Rigged Skidder-Tall Timber Short Lines Vol 4 #3 Oct-Nov-Dec 1994 for more details.

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