• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1915~
  • Description
  • The Little Rock Logging Company was in business ca. 1910 to ca. 1920.Nineteen miles southwest of Olympia in southwestern Thurston County, the town was named by a Mr. Shumach, a local resident, for a stone which he said was shaped by nature for a perfect horse mounting stone. The stone still rests along the Little Rock-Rochester road just south of the town. The proposed name for the town was "Viora", which was composed from the names of some of... more
    The Little Rock Logging Company was in business ca. 1910 to ca. 1920.Nineteen miles southwest of Olympia in southwestern Thurston County, the town was named by a Mr. Shumach, a local resident, for a stone which he said was shaped by nature for a perfect horse mounting stone. The stone still rests along the Little Rock-Rochester road just south of the town. The proposed name for the town was "Viora", which was composed from the names of some of the early settlers. V from Vincent; a family who came in 1889; O from the Young family, Rutledge, still a prominent family in the area; and A from the Marcy family. Other early pioneers seemed to be left out (Shotwell, Quinn, and Dodge families). Littlerock is home to one of South Sound's most famous geological mysteries. The Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve is a mystery that amounts to several hills of dirt. Although varying opinions and colorful legends abound, the origin of the mounds is unknown. Some say glaciers or Indians created the... 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