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  • Part of bridge over Cavanaugh Creek, showing 126 foot timbers, logging operations of the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills on the Nooksack River, 1926

    Swaye
  • Partially constructed dam and waterfall, Camp No. 2, probably Washington, December 12, 1911

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    The TUFF loggers lived in N. Idaho (still do).

    As a wee lad can remember dodging the tug boats pulling log booms down from the St. Joe River, across Lake CDA and down the Spokane River for milling. Water skiing was for the brave as stray logs broken away from the boom was common place. Hitting one of those put a damper on a good slalom run.

    Mid-80s, took a gal from Hayden to a movie and driving thru CDA, the sawmill was ablaze. Pretty spectacular fire. Sadly, no handy at the movie that night. CSB



    We need to find a good log flume sploosh gif.


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    Swaye said:



    The TUFF loggers lived in N. Idaho (still do).

    As a wee lad can remember dodging the tug boats pulling log booms down from the St. Joe River, across Lake CDA and down the Spokane River for milling. Water skiing was for the brave as stray logs broken away from the boom was common place. Hitting one of those put a damper on a good slalom run.

    Mid-80s, took a gal from Hayden to a movie and driving thru CDA, the sawmill was ablaze. Pretty spectacular fire. Sadly, no handy at the movie that night. CSB

    Girls who wouldn't give a handy after a date were the worst. If I didn't go home with serious chaffing, they never got a call back.
    I wasted about 1 1/2 years fawning after this gal. Did the nasty a couple times but in hindsight shouldn't have played the good guy All-American boy angle. She was looking for discipline and I was too inexperienced at the time to give it to her.



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  • Old time dance., Old time dance on cedar stump

    Four couples and two men holding musical instruments stand atop a gigantic cedar stump as if they were at a dance. Images of couples "dancing" on cedar stumps were very popular at the time and this image in particular was used on many postcards. The stump was located on the Henry Scharff ranch, just south of where the G.A.R. Cemetery is located today in Snohomish, WA. Dancing couples from left to right: George Deering, Stella Deering, Bertha Crossman, O.E. Crossman, Laura England, George England, Ruth Elwell, and W. Omar Moore. W.P. Bell holds the fiddle, and Harvey Horton, brother of the photographer, holds the banjo., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.
    YellowSnow
  • The Black Prince., Black Prince on Snohomish River

    The steamer known as the Black Prince floats down the Snohomish River. The Black Prince was built in Everett in 1901 by the Snohomish and Skagit River Navigation Company. It was built for the Skagit and Snohomish river logging trade., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.
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  • Fish on the dock., Fish on the dock, Snohomish

    Groups of men stand on a dock beside the Snohomish River below the south side of First Street in Snohomish. A boat is tied to the dock; two rowboats float next to the boat. The dock is attached to a large warehouse. On the dock are several mounds of goods, including piles of fish and stacks of lumber. "Alphonse LaBell, Prop. Fish Marketing" is handwritten on the back. Only a few people in the image have been identified. They include Alphonse LaBell, standing towards the building wearing a light suit and dark hat; Bill Hesche, standing with a pole towards the edge of the dock; Bill Schott, the small child standing in foreground; Fred Schott, Sr., holding hands with the child; and Fred Schott, Jr., seated next to the child., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.
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  • First locomotive in Snohomish County operated by Blackman Bros.

    Loggers and a team of oxen pose with the Blackman Brothers' patented locomotive invention. The new invention replaced the old method of using a team of four oxen to pull logs. Written on the reverse in what is probably William Whitfield's hand is "The first locomotive in Snohomish County operated by Blackman Bros. in 1883 at Mukilteo and Marysville.", Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.
  • The landing of first airplane on location of present field, Snohomish, Wash.

    The first airplane flight of Snohomish County ends when the Curtiss-Farman-Wright biplane, piloted by Fred J. Wiseman, crashes in a plowed field outside the Harvey Ballpark in Snohomish. The crowd of people run over to the plane to check on the pilot. The pilot survived the crash., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.


    The start of first airplane flight on location of present field, Snohomish, Wash.

    A crowd of people watch the first airplane flight in Snohomish County. The Curtiss-Farman-Wright biplane, piloted by Fred J. Wiseman, took off from home plate at the Harvey Ballpark in Snohomish. The engine was not working right from the start and before the plane had been in the air for a minute, the engine quit., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.


    The start of the first airplane flight from the old fair grounds, Snohomish, Washington.

    The Curtiss-Farman-Wright biplane, piloted by Fred J. Wiseman, is parked at home plate at Harvey Ballpark before it's first flight in Snohomish County. Billed as “The Fastest Machine In The World,” the biplane flew for about a minute before crashing in a farmer's plowed field. A crew can be seen getting the plane ready for it's flight while a crowd of spectators watch., Contributing Institution: Snohomish Historical Society.
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  • Silverton suspension bridge.

    This suspension bridge connected the Silverton Addition and the Whitton Addition of Silverton, across the South Fork of the Stilliguamish River. Young man named Billy standing on it, dated Aug 6, 1936., 48.079115°,-121.570739°
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  • Fire Department on parade ca 1918.

    VG Wood and Floyd Ritter are pulling a hose cart, followed by the early REO fire truck. Citizens in town contributed a dollar each to purchase a REO auto that was converted into a fire truck. (VG Wood became a teacher and school principal in Granite Falls. teaching math to decades of students.) The REO is pulling the ladder wagon that was the first piece of fire equipment owned by the City., From left to right: V.G.Wood, Floyd Ritter., 48.083049°,-121.9693
  • Johnson Deane Mill in Robe.

    Johnson Deane mill was at the west end of the town of Robe, right on the banks of the Stillaguamish River, and just upstream from the steep-sided Robe Canyon. You can barely see the town buildings on the left., 48
  • Logs at Shingle Mill.

    Bert Ernst on top of logs near the shingle mills on Edmonds waterfront, 1900. Bert Ernst., Contributing Institution: Edmonds Historical Society.

  • Railroad trestles, almost pristine in their newness, cross the salt marshes of Grays Harbor at Hoquiam about 1891. In the center distance is the magnificent new Hoquiam Hotel , built in anticipation that the arrival of the railroad would bring tourists as well as industry. The hotel failed during the depression of the early 1890s, but the unappealing reality of the nearby beach probably contributed to its financial problems. Photographer unknown. Neg. no. UW4389
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  • Literally carved out of the forest, the Bush House hotel is shown shortly after its construction about 1891. It has been enlarged over the years, and is still a prominent landmark in the town of Index, offering food and lodging. Photographer unknown. Neg. no. UW14521
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  • Citizens of Ilwaco, and military men from nearby Fort Columbia, gather around the body of a large sea lion, "killed May 5, 1896," near the mouth of the Columbia River. Photographer unknown. Negative no. UW 16759
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  • Billy's mom has a pic of logger ancestors in Wattcom Co.

  • An undated photo of a hand pushing a lever in a voting booth.
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