1885 Saw Mill.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – Sawmills

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about saw mills in the late 1800’s.

1880 Richardson's Mill, Placer County. Vintage logging.
1880 Richardson’s Mill, Placer County.

1880 Richardson’s Mill, Placer County.

1880s Yellow Jacket Sawmill, Lyonsville. Vintage logging.
Photograph shows a sawmill in Lyonsville. Written on back: Part of Yellow Jacket Saw Mill around 1887. (Though Yellow Jacket discontinued in 1881, date must be earlier.)

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source http://www.cdlib.org/

1882 Hall Brothers Shipyard. Vintage logging.
Hall Brothers Shipyard showing sawmill in foreground, Port Blakely.

1882 Hall Brothers Ship yard.

1882 Port Gamble, WA.
Puget Mill Co. wharf, sawmill and log pond.

1882 Port Gamble, WA.

1882 Puget Mill Co. sawmill and log pond. Vintage logging.
1882 Puget Mill Co.

1882 Puget Mill Co. sawmill and log pond

1884 Blackman Brothers sawmill.
1884 Blackman Brothers sawmill.

Near Snohomish, WA.

1885 Early sawmill on Lake Washington. Vintage logging.
1885 Early sawmill on Lake Washington

In the 1870s, thick forests covered the shores of Lake Washington, east of Seattle. As logs were cut, they were floated to small sawmills like this one and cut into lumber, which was used to build the growing city.

1885 Saw Mill.
1885 Saw Mill.

Shows a saw mill on a river.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source http://www.cdlib.org/

1886-1890 Hamilton Mill. Vintage logging.
1886-1890 Hamilton Mill

Shakan (originally spelled Chican) Village, Kosciusko Island, Alaska.

1888 Leamy and Kyle Sawmill at False Creek. Vintage logging.
1888 Leamy and Kyle Sawmill at False Creek.

1888 Ship building at Leamy and Kyle Sawmill, False Creek, BC Canada.

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