• Creator
  • Waite, Alvin H. (Alvin Henry), 1862-1929
  • Created Date
  • 1893
  • Description
  • Notes in inventory: Wilkeson, Wash. Skid Road at lumber camp, 2 miles east of Wilkeson.Wilkeson is a town on Wilkeson Creek three miles southwest of Buckley in north central Pierce County. It was once an important producer of coal and sandstone quarry rock. On May 8, 1877, it was named for Samuel Wilkeson, secretary of the board of Northern Pacific Railway Company, by a resolution of the board. The skid road was constructed of ten foot logs, 1... more
    Notes in inventory: Wilkeson, Wash. Skid Road at lumber camp, 2 miles east of Wilkeson.Wilkeson is a town on Wilkeson Creek three miles southwest of Buckley in north central Pierce County. It was once an important producer of coal and sandstone quarry rock. On May 8, 1877, it was named for Samuel Wilkeson, secretary of the board of Northern Pacific Railway Company, by a resolution of the board. The skid road was constructed of ten foot logs, 10 to 20 inches in diameter and the logs were spaced 9 feet apart and partly buried in the ground to make them rigid. The tip of the skids were adzed to form a trough for the logs to ride in and when they became worn down a hardwood block, called a “glutt”, was mortised into the worn part.PH Coll 291.063. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003