Logging in Grays Harbor

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Grays Harbor reigned supreme as the "Logging Capital of the World" for 150 years. Homesteaders became loggers and hired local Indians, who had logged the area's massive trees since ancient times. Sailors, too, were hired to rig spar trees. They fearlessly plied lumber schooners across destructive waters and carried timber products to the East Coast, South America, and other foreign ports. Over time, power saws replaced crosscut saws, and logging methods evolved. Today, loggers in Grays Harbor have begun a new phase of producing timber products that is built on a heritage of strong families, good citizens, and hard work.
ISBN: 9781467131896
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 213
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Brian Woodwick became aware of logging and loggers at Beaver, Washington, where his mom, Gene, worked as a Sappho logging camp cook. He began using a Kodak Brownie camera at the age of five in the logging town of Forks and soon moved on to using his mom's news camera. Brian's work has since appeared in newspapers, galleries, museums, and private homes. Previously, he had worked at a Weyerhaeuser Mill. Gene has worked over 50 years in the news business, specializing in natural resource issues and cultural and maritime history. She was recently honored by the Aberdeen Museum of History as the Grays Harbor Citizen of the Year for her dedication to local history.
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