• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1926~
  • Description
  • Workman Creek Logging Company was in business from ca. 1923 to ca. 1929, with headquarters in Hoquiam and logging operations based in Elma.Elma is a community on the Chehalis River 27 miles west of Olympia in southeast Grays Harbor County. It was once an important logging center and is now largely dependent on agriculture since the nearby Satsop Nuclear Power project was shut down. It was named for Miss Elma Austin, whose family settled in the... more
    Workman Creek Logging Company was in business from ca. 1923 to ca. 1929, with headquarters in Hoquiam and logging operations based in Elma.Elma is a community on the Chehalis River 27 miles west of Olympia in southeast Grays Harbor County. It was once an important logging center and is now largely dependent on agriculture since the nearby Satsop Nuclear Power project was shut down. It was named for Miss Elma Austin, whose family settled in the vicinity before 1860. Two other name sources have been suggested. One is that the name is for Elmer E. Ellsworth, the first soldier to be killed in the Civil War, but with his given name shortened to the present form by post office officials. Another is that two residents of the town submitted the name Elmira when a post office was established, and that postal officials shortened the name to the present form because of another Almira in the state. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL 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. 2004