• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1929~
  • Description
  • The Oregon-American Lumber Company was incorporated in 1917 by David C. Eccles of Utah, who who would later sell 80 percent of the company to the Central Coal & Coke Company of Kansas City, Missouri in 1921. The Oregon-American Lumber Company acquired the DuBois timber tract west of Vernonia in 1917 and would also incorporate the Portland, Astoria & Pacific Railroad Company to facilitate transportation of logs from the tract to the grounds of ... more
    The Oregon-American Lumber Company was incorporated in 1917 by David C. Eccles of Utah, who who would later sell 80 percent of the company to the Central Coal & Coke Company of Kansas City, Missouri in 1921. The Oregon-American Lumber Company acquired the DuBois timber tract west of Vernonia in 1917 and would also incorporate the Portland, Astoria & Pacific Railroad Company to facilitate transportation of logs from the tract to the grounds of the Nehalem Boom Company, another Eccles venture. The company built a large sawmill in Vernonia in 1923, which dramatically transformed the formerly isolated town. Whereas in 1920, it was estimated that 140 people lived in Vernonia, by the time the mill was constructed in 1923, the population would be nearly 2,000. By the end of 1924, Vernonia had 9 churches, 2 theaters, 7 hotels, a bank, and 3 schools among other amenities. The company was also known for hiring minority workers as employees, including African American and Japanese men, though... 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