Crew at loading site, with two donkey engines, spartree, and logs suspended above skeleton cars, camp 8, Puget Sound Mill and Timber Company, near Twin, ca. 1922
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Puget Sound Mill & Timber Company cut its first lumber at Port Angeles in 1914. Logging operations were located at Twin. The mill was out of business by 1927.Twin is a small settlement on the Strait of Juan de Fuca 20 miles west of Port Angeles at the mouth of Twin River in north central Clallam County named for its position at the mouths of West Twin and East Twin rivers. It wasn't until the turn of the century when the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad was built between Twin and Port Angeles that the towns boomed. Puget Sound Mill and Timber established headquarters in Twin after the railroad came. With the railroad linking Twin to other communities, the town thrived, and so did business. The town received a boost during World War I when the government assigned 27,000 men to its "Spruce Division" to harvest spruce for the wing spars of the nations airplanes. About 200 of the soldier-loggers were stationed in Twin. This was Twin's high tide. At the time, Twin...