• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1919~
  • Description
  • The Phoenix Logging Company was incorporated by Sol Simpson and Alfred Anderong in November of 1899. The company was formed to work in the timber lying north of the Skokomish River in Mason County, with headquarters in Seattle and logging operations based out of Potlatch. Touted as the second largest logging operation in the state, the company got off to a slow start. Logging was begun with horses on the skid roads; then the logs were trailed ... more
    The Phoenix Logging Company was incorporated by Sol Simpson and Alfred Anderong in November of 1899. The company was formed to work in the timber lying north of the Skokomish River in Mason County, with headquarters in Seattle and logging operations based out of Potlatch. Touted as the second largest logging operation in the state, the company got off to a slow start. Logging was begun with horses on the skid roads; then the logs were trailed on the railroad tracks behind the locomotives. By the 1920s, logs were being hauled over some 20 miles of main line with 5 locomotives. There were two full side camps and a pole camp, which still used horses. The company continued to operate after 1939; however, the railroad was closed out and logging operations continued with motor trucks.Potlatch is a community on the west side of Hood Canal at its Great Bend in central Mason County. A potlatch house which stood there was reportedly three hundred feet long and one hundred fifty feet... 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