• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1895
  • Description
  • In the early 1890s, about a third of Washington's population worked in logging camps, sawmills, shingle mills, and in factories making wooden doors and window sashes. Nearly 1.2 billion board feet of lumber and almost 1.9 billion shingles were shipped from the state in 1892. Huge trees still filled the coastal forests, and no one thought the supply would ever run out.This 1890s photo shows a giant fir log at the Huron Lumber Company in Bothell... more
    In the early 1890s, about a third of Washington's population worked in logging camps, sawmills, shingle mills, and in factories making wooden doors and window sashes. Nearly 1.2 billion board feet of lumber and almost 1.9 billion shingles were shipped from the state in 1892. Huge trees still filled the coastal forests, and no one thought the supply would ever run out.This 1890s photo shows a giant fir log at the Huron Lumber Company in Bothell. The town got its start in 1886, when David Bothell started a lumber camp and shingle mill in the area. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle