• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1912-1934
  • Description
  • Hammond Lumber Company was a large timber company owned by Andrew B. Hammond that was incorporated in 1912. The company would grow to have sawmills and logging operations from Alaska to Arizona, mostly concentrated in Oregon and California in towns such as Mill City, Astoria, Samoa, and Eureka with sales offices in cities such as Portland and San Francisco. Andrew B. Hammond was a successful businessman and banker from Montana, where he had a ... more
    Hammond Lumber Company was a large timber company owned by Andrew B. Hammond that was incorporated in 1912. The company would grow to have sawmills and logging operations from Alaska to Arizona, mostly concentrated in Oregon and California in towns such as Mill City, Astoria, Samoa, and Eureka with sales offices in cities such as Portland and San Francisco. Andrew B. Hammond was a successful businessman and banker from Montana, where he had a monopoly on business in the western half of the state. For this reason, he was known as the "Missoula Octopus". After the financial crisis of 1893, several railroad companies had gone bankrupt, including several in Oregon. Hammond bought the Oregon Pacific Railroad and the Astoria and Columbia River Railroad during the 1890's while also buying up timberlands near the Coast Range of Oregon. By continuing to build the railroads, the Hammond Lumber Company was able to open up new areas for logging that had been previously inaccessible. Hammond... less
  • Format
  • Photograph
    image
    11 x 14 in.
    Silver gelatin, b/w
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 1000XL 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. 2012