• Creator
  • Davidson, I.G.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1885
  • Description
  • Cle Elum is located at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, on the Yakima and Cle Elum rivers. Settlers arrived in the area in 1870, and the town was platted in 1886. The original name, Tle-el-Lum, was changed to Clealum by the Northern Pacific Railroad, and later became Cle Elum. The town, and its near neighbor Roslyn, grew up around the local coal mines. Cle Elum's lumber mills cut the timbers needed by both the mines and the railroad.This 188... more
    Cle Elum is located at the foot of the Cascade Mountains, on the Yakima and Cle Elum rivers. Settlers arrived in the area in 1870, and the town was platted in 1886. The original name, Tle-el-Lum, was changed to Clealum by the Northern Pacific Railroad, and later became Cle Elum. The town, and its near neighbor Roslyn, grew up around the local coal mines. Cle Elum's lumber mills cut the timbers needed by both the mines and the railroad.This 1880s photo shows the railroad depot at Cle Elum. People wait by the tracks watching a steam locomotive. The wooden structure to the left is a water tank which stores water needed by the steam engine. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from modern photograph made from copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle