• Creator
  • Kinsey, Clark
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1913-1944
  • Description
  • The Red River Lumber Company was organized in 1883 in Minnesota. In 1913, the company expanded westward and created a company town in Westwood, California in Lassen County. The company's main office remained in Minneapolis, but sales offices were also located in cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit while saw and box mills were located in Susanville and Reno in addition to Westwood. The company was largely owned by the Walker fami... more
    The Red River Lumber Company was organized in 1883 in Minnesota. In 1913, the company expanded westward and created a company town in Westwood, California in Lassen County. The company's main office remained in Minneapolis, but sales offices were also located in cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit while saw and box mills were located in Susanville and Reno in addition to Westwood. The company was largely owned by the Walker family. In 1944, Archie D. Walker of Minneapolis sold the company town and operations at Westwood to the Fruit Growers' Supply Company of southern California. (Sources: "Big Sale Lists Pine Operation," The Oregonian, 12-02-1944 and Guide to the Harold Frodsham Photographs 1922, finding aid from the Northwest Digital Archives). 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