• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1915-1945
  • Description
  • The Ewauna Box Company was organized by C.B. Cristler and Charles McGowan in 1912 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. A few years later, McGowan would sell his interest in the company when Claude H. Daggett and Fred Shallock bought into the concern. In 1917 the factory burned down but was quickly replaced with one of the largest and most modern box factories on the West Coast. In fact, the factory would become the second largest box factory in the Unite... more
    The Ewauna Box Company was organized by C.B. Cristler and Charles McGowan in 1912 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. A few years later, McGowan would sell his interest in the company when Claude H. Daggett and Fred Shallock bought into the concern. In 1917 the factory burned down but was quickly replaced with one of the largest and most modern box factories on the West Coast. In fact, the factory would become the second largest box factory in the United States as the demand for ponderosa pine to create boxes for the fruit industry in California grew. In 1920, the company built a single band sawmill next to the factory at Lake Ewauna and in 1926, this was enlarged to a three band sawmill. In 1928, the factory broke records by producing a cut of 95 million feet. The logs used at the factory came from various Native American reservations in southern Oregon. The holdings of the Ewauna Box Company were bought in 1948 by the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company. (Source: Lumbering in Klamath by W.E. Lamm). less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL at 100 ppi in grayscale. Resized using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 so that the long dimension was either 768 pixels horizontal or 600 pixels vertical, then saved in JPEG format at quality rating 3. 2012