Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – lumber mills

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about lumber companies.

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1940 Terreau's mill near Squaw Lake, Minnesota
1940 Terreau’s mill near Squaw Lake, Minnesota

1940 Jack and red pine lumber piled for air drying and portable sawmill (right background) of Terreau’s mill near Squaw Lake, Minnesota. This mill saws between 10M to 14M bd.ft. per day, practically all sawlogs coming from Forest Service timber sales.


Sorting table, Falls, Oregon.
Sorting table, Falls City, Oregon.

1925 Mill ruins in Coal Harbour
1925 Mill ruins in Coal Harbour

1943 Interior of sawmill showing cut-off saws
1943 Interior of sawmill showing cut-off saws

1925 Board of Trade trip - view of logging operation.
1925 Board of Trade trip – view of logging operation.

An unknown lumber mill with a complex maze.
An unknown lumber mill with a complex maze.

An unknown lumber mill with a complex maze of platforms, flumes and lumber storage areas.


First lumber mill at Post Falls, Idaho.
First lumber mill at Post Falls, Idaho.

1914-1918 Unidentified machinery at Paterson Lumber.
1914-1918 Unidentified machinery at Paterson Lumber.

1939 An unidentified mill on False Creek
1939 An unidentified mill on False Creek

1937 A panoramic view of Canadian White Pine Co. Mill
1937 A panoramic view of Canadian White Pine Co. Mill

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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