• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • 1930~
  • Description
  • The sawmill at Ostrander was incorporated in 1893 as the Ostrander Railroad Company. It specialized in sawing long timbers (up to 140 feet long), using a carriage with trailers on a long track. Many of the timbers used in the construction of the Panama Canal came from there. Over 35,000 acres of timberland was purchased around this mill. In the mid-1890s a two-story building was built with a store and post office on the first floor and company... more
    The sawmill at Ostrander was incorporated in 1893 as the Ostrander Railroad Company. It specialized in sawing long timbers (up to 140 feet long), using a carriage with trailers on a long track. Many of the timbers used in the construction of the Panama Canal came from there. Over 35,000 acres of timberland was purchased around this mill. In the mid-1890s a two-story building was built with a store and post office on the first floor and company offices on the second floor. A hotel was built on the hill above this building and a Methodist church and parsonage were constructed on the hillside. In the latter part of this decade a school was built on a knoll beside a large Maple tree. In 1903 a flume was constructed to carry water from Ostrander Creek to a hydraulic ram that pumped it uphill to a tank, from which the water was piped to employees’ houses. The lands around Ostrander were sold to Weyerhauser in 1945. Ostrander is a community on the Cowlitz River three miles northeast of... 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