• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1929~
  • Description
  • The Long-Bell Lumber Company was a massive logging and lumber retail company incorporated in 1884 in Columbus, Kansas and founded by Robert A. Long and his cousin Victor Bell. The company moved its main offices to Kansas City in 1891, Bell retired in 1895, and Long became sole president of the company until 1921, when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company became wildly successful, following the railroads to new timber marke... more
    The Long-Bell Lumber Company was a massive logging and lumber retail company incorporated in 1884 in Columbus, Kansas and founded by Robert A. Long and his cousin Victor Bell. The company moved its main offices to Kansas City in 1891, Bell retired in 1895, and Long became sole president of the company until 1921, when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors. The company became wildly successful, following the railroads to new timber markets across the southern United States. The company operated sawmills in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana among other states. However, by the end of the First World War, the company's timber holdings were largely depleted. As a result, the company looked to the West, where they purchased substantial tracts of old-growth forest in northern California (Weed), southern Oregon, and southwest Washington state. In Washington, the company's operations were centered in what became Longview in Cowlitz County. Robert A. Long financed the... 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