• Created Date
  • ca. 1910
  • Description
  • Sanford Taylor built his first mill on Lake Washington near Leschi. Rains in 1901 caused a slide that badly damaged the operation. He loaded his equipment on barges and moved south to Rainier Beach and rebuilt. The workers formed a small community which the post office called Tamil. The company was also known as the Rainier Beach Lumber Co. The mill employed about 100 workers. Their lumber was shipped south to Renton and north to Seattle by th... more
    Sanford Taylor built his first mill on Lake Washington near Leschi. Rains in 1901 caused a slide that badly damaged the operation. He loaded his equipment on barges and moved south to Rainier Beach and rebuilt. The workers formed a small community which the post office called Tamil. The company was also known as the Rainier Beach Lumber Co. The mill employed about 100 workers. Their lumber was shipped south to Renton and north to Seattle by the streetcar line. Local deliveries were made by horse and wagon up a steep canyon named "Dead Horse Canyon," behind the mill. Their first supply of logs came from the heavily wooded Skyway area on the hill above the mill via a chute, over the car tracks, to the lake. less
  • Format
  • Postcard
    image
    1 photographic postcard: b&w
    3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.
    Scanned as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3
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