• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1930's
  • Description
  • The Western Lumber Company was formed ca. 1924 around the time of the completion of the Eugene-Klamath Falls Railroad. The company was located in the small town of Westfir along the Willamette River in Lane County, about 40 miles away from Eugene. An article in the Oregonian proclaimed, "The completed city [of Westfir] will be substantial, and with the mill running all year, the community will be a desirable place for workingmen and their fami... more
    The Western Lumber Company was formed ca. 1924 around the time of the completion of the Eugene-Klamath Falls Railroad. The company was located in the small town of Westfir along the Willamette River in Lane County, about 40 miles away from Eugene. An article in the Oregonian proclaimed, "The completed city [of Westfir] will be substantial, and with the mill running all year, the community will be a desirable place for workingmen and their families" (1924). The company was fairly successful and had a contract to log government timber during the 1930's. However, in 1935 the company defaulted on its bonds and was brought to court in a foreclosure suit. Around the same time, a new corporation was formed to take over the soon-to-be foreclosed company. This new corporation was the Westfir Lumber Company. By 1936, the Western Lumber Company had gone into foreclosure and the Westfir Lumber Company took over. In 1946, the company would be sold to the Edward Hines Lumber Company, who would... 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