• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1915~
  • Description
  • The E H Lester Logging Company was in business in the Montesano area from ca. 1910 to 1919, when it was merged into the Saginaw Timber Company. The E.H. Lester Logging Company had a two-mile logging railroad.Montesano, the county seat of Grays Harbor County, is eight miles east of Aberdeen on the Chehalis River near the mouth of Wynooche River in central Grays Harbor County. In 1862, the name Mount Zion was suggested by the wife of the first s... more
    The E H Lester Logging Company was in business in the Montesano area from ca. 1910 to 1919, when it was merged into the Saginaw Timber Company. The E.H. Lester Logging Company had a two-mile logging railroad.Montesano, the county seat of Grays Harbor County, is eight miles east of Aberdeen on the Chehalis River near the mouth of Wynooche River in central Grays Harbor County. In 1862, the name Mount Zion was suggested by the wife of the first settler, J. L. Scammon. Another pioneer, Samuel James, suggested the present name from the Spanish monte or mountain, and sano or health. Local authorities thought Sam's name had more meaning.The skid road, or skidway, 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. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2003