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 sawmills, interior and scenic exterior photos.

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1884 Blackman Brothers sawmill near Snohomish, WA.
1884 Blackman Brothers sawmill near Snohomish, WA.


Vashon Island, WA. 1899 Edward J. Mace sawmill under construction.
Vashon Island, WA. 1899 Edward J. Mace sawmill under construction.


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

View of a lumber mill – Likely Richardson’s Mill, Placer County. 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/


1896 Haines Lumber Mill, Succotash Valley.
1896 Haines Lumber Mill, Succotash Valley.

In what is now Mount Rainier National Park which was established in 1899.


1893-1906 Port Ludlow sawmill, WA
1893-1906 Port Ludlow sawmill, WA. Masted ships in dock.


1905 Port Gamble, Washington, Puget Mill Co. sawmill interior.
1905 Port Gamble, Washington, Puget Mill Co. sawmill interior.


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


1900 Puget Mill, Port Gamble, Washington
1900 Puget Mill, Port Gamble, Washington

Log 28 ft long scaled 9000 bd ft, sawed at Puget Mill Company, sawmill interior.


1880s Yellow Jacket Sawmill, Lyonsville.
1880s Yellow Jacket Sawmill, Lyonsville.

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/


An old water driven saw mill.
An old water driven saw mill.

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

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