Logging crew loading skeleton railroad cars, two donkey engines in background, Greenwood Logging Company, ca. 1930
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Greenwood Logging Company was in business ca. 1922 to ca. 1938, headquartered in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area. In 1924, there were 200 employees. The founder of the business was Bill Boeing, who had come to the Pacific Northwest in 1902. The product of a wealthy Detroit timber and mining family, he followed family holdings to Aberdeen, where he spent five years learning the lumber business and became president of Greenwood Logging Company. He arrived in Seattle in 1908, where he started the Boeing Airplane Company. Boeing was still listed as manager of Greenwood Logging Company in 1930.