Potlatch Historical Society Collection

Potlatch Historical Society Collection Depicting life in and around Potlatch, Idaho from 1880 to 1998

The digital materials in the Potlatch Historical Society Collection were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Potlatch Historical Society. Some were also collected via a community digitization day held at the Potlatch Public Library in 2017. Search and browse items using the images and links below. More about the Potlatch Historical Society can be found here.

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Logging Camp in Canada

Date:1905

A photograph of a group of men and mules at a logging camp in Canada.

A photograph of a group of men and mules at a logging camp in Canada.

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McMurray and Strong at Old Mine

Date:8/11/1984

Wayne McMurray and Dwight Strong coming from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep...

Wayne McMurray and Dwight Strong coming from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho.

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Conklin Place

Date:1926

Workers Howard Wilcox, Leta Kislig, Ivan Clark, Rose Clark, Alfred Weible, Bill Leistner, Bud McKown, Art Kislig, Dave Kelmer, and...

Workers Howard Wilcox, Leta Kislig, Ivan Clark, Rose Clark, Alfred Weible, Bill Leistner, Bud McKown, Art Kislig, Dave Kelmer, and Randolph Zimmerman plowing a field with a team of draft horses. Photograph taken about 1926.

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Deary, Idaho

Date:1908

View of Deary, Idaho. Many buildings can be seen all around the town and a hill can be seen in...

View of Deary, Idaho. Many buildings can be seen all around the town and a hill can be seen in the background.

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Railroad Car

Date:1910

View of a WI&M railroad car. Behind the car, stacks of logs can be seen being hauled in more railroad...

View of a WI&M railroad car. Behind the car, stacks of logs can be seen being hauled in more railroad cars.

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WI&M Passenger Train

Date:1910

Early view of the WI&M passenger train surrounded by snow. The train can be seen on the railroad tracks.

Early view of the WI&M passenger train surrounded by snow. The train can be seen on the railroad tracks.

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Logging Train

Date:1907

A train leaving Bovill, headed for Potlatch. The locomotive can be seen pulling loads of logs and steam can be...

A train leaving Bovill, headed for Potlatch. The locomotive can be seen pulling loads of logs and steam can be seen coming out of the locomotive. Buildings can be seen in the background.

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Longest Logging Train

Date:1907

View of the longest log train in the world. The train of logs is for Potlatch Lumber Company and consists...

View of the longest log train in the world. The train of logs is for Potlatch Lumber Company and consists of 105 cars, with a length of one mile. The train can be seen between Potlatch and Princeton. Old 'Company Ranch' buildings can be seen in the background.

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Longest Logging Train

Date:1907

View of the lonest log train in the wrold. The view of the flat is West of Harvard, while looking...

View of the lonest log train in the wrold. The view of the flat is West of Harvard, while looking East. Edwards Mill can be seen to the left of the train.

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Train Wreck

Date:1907

View of a train wreck. The locomotive can still be seen on the track, while the railroad cars can be...

View of a train wreck. The locomotive can still be seen on the track, while the railroad cars can be seen piled up next to the track.

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Longest Train

Date:1907

The longest train made it to the siding along the mill pond. A group of men can be seen sitting...

The longest train made it to the siding along the mill pond. A group of men can be seen sitting and standing on a stack of longs. A signs saying 'Potlatch LBR. Co. 1,110,000 Ft.' is also on the stack of logs.

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Longest Logging Train

Date:1907

View of a train of logs for the Potlatch Lumber Company. The train consisted of 105 cars and measured one...

View of a train of logs for the Potlatch Lumber Company. The train consisted of 105 cars and measured one mile in length. A few men can be seen standing next to the locomotive.

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Logging Train

Date:1907

Stacks of logs on railroad flats being pulled on a railroad track.

Stacks of logs on railroad flats being pulled on a railroad track.

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Zimmerman Family

Date:1908

The Zimmer family standing togather. Randolph Jr., Rudolph Sr., Bill, Eliza (Thachsel), Elizabeth.

The Zimmer family standing togather. Randolph Jr., Rudolph Sr., Bill, Eliza (Thachsel), Elizabeth.

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WI&M Yards

Date:1910

View of the WI&M yards at Potlatch, Idaho, when looking north. Freight and logging trains can be seen pulling up...

View of the WI&M yards at Potlatch, Idaho, when looking north. Freight and logging trains can be seen pulling up to the depot, which is located on the right.

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WI&M Wreck

Date:3/2/1913

Train wreck on the WI&M line between Potlatch and Palouse. Railroad cars can be seen laying next to the track...

Train wreck on the WI&M line between Potlatch and Palouse. Railroad cars can be seen laying next to the track and men can be seen cleaning up after the wreck.

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Old '21' Wreck

Date:1915

An old '21' in trouble in the yard at Potlatch, The locomotive can be seen derailed into the snow. A...

An old '21' in trouble in the yard at Potlatch, The locomotive can be seen derailed into the snow. A few men can be seen standing on the tracks and next to the locomotive. The men standing at the lest looking on is Geo. Hudson.

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Old '22'

Date:1915

An old '22' locomotive taking a break at a station, after a run to Bovill and back. Snow can be...

An old '22' locomotive taking a break at a station, after a run to Bovill and back. Snow can be seen surrounding the tracks and icicles can be seen hanging off the station's roof.

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Idaho White Pine

Date:1913

Three men sitting at the base of an Idaho white pine in the St. Joe and Clearwater National Forests, which...

Three men sitting at the base of an Idaho white pine in the St. Joe and Clearwater National Forests, which was the incentive behind Potlatch Lumber Co.'s investment and operations.

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Forests

Date:1913

Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, R1W.

Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, R1W.

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Logging Camp

Date:1905

View of a logging camp, that is located where Harvard, Idaho is now Many log cabins can be seen standing...

View of a logging camp, that is located where Harvard, Idaho is now Many log cabins can be seen standing in a row.

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Logging Camp

Date:1905

View of an early PLC logging camp. A group of people, including Art Henderson, are standing in front of a...

View of an early PLC logging camp. A group of people, including Art Henderson, are standing in front of a log cabin at the camp. One of the cooks can be seen holding a horn.

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Idaho White Pines and Cedar

Date:1913

Four men standing at the base of a few Idaho White Pine trees and cedar trees in Sec. 33, T42N,...

Four men standing at the base of a few Idaho White Pine trees and cedar trees in Sec. 33, T42N, 1W; around Beals Butte.

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Collins Area

Date:1913

View of a place that was owned by Mr. Sam Frei. The place was located in the Collins area, which...

View of a place that was owned by Mr. Sam Frei. The place was located in the Collins area, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. Children, dogs, and men on horses can be seen standing around outside the building. A group of trees can also be seen behind the buildings.

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McMahama Place

Date:1920

The John McMahama Place - Fritz Leistner digging potatoes. Photograph taken about 1920.

The John McMahama Place - Fritz Leistner digging potatoes. Photograph taken about 1920.

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Wash Day

Date:1913

Three women, two men, and a boy can be seen washing laundry during wash day at the Collins area. They...

Three women, two men, and a boy can be seen washing laundry during wash day at the Collins area. They can be seen using washtubs and a washboard.

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Winter Logging

Date:1900

Three men standing at the base of a Idaho white pine tree during winter logging. Two men can be seen...

Three men standing at the base of a Idaho white pine tree during winter logging. Two men can be seen holding a crosscut saw, seemingly cutting the tree down.

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Forests

Date:1913

Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, 1W.

Four men standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, T42, 1W.

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Forests

Date:1913

A man standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, 42, 1W.

A man standing at the base of a few trees in Sec. 34, 42, 1W.

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Bovill Timber

Date:1913

Three men standing at the base of a tree at Bovill Timber.

Three men standing at the base of a tree at Bovill Timber.

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Milwaukee Railroad Bed

Date:1908

View looking south of the Milwaukee railroad bed, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. The Collins place can be seen...

View looking south of the Milwaukee railroad bed, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. The Collins place can be seen amongst the trees.

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Forests

Date:1913

Three men standing at the base of a tree.

Three men standing at the base of a tree.

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School House

Date:1913

View of the school house at Collins area, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. A woman and two children can...

View of the school house at Collins area, which is north of Bovill, Idaho. A woman and two children can be seen standing outside the school house.

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Grizzly Camp

Date:1925

View of the 'old road' going into Grizzly Camp, which is now known as Laird Park. The road is lined...

View of the 'old road' going into Grizzly Camp, which is now known as Laird Park. The road is lined with trees.

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Elk Herd

Date:1930

View of a small elk herd being reintroduced in Latah County at Bovill, Idaho.

View of a small elk herd being reintroduced in Latah County at Bovill, Idaho.

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Zimmerman Place

Date:1909

Mrs. Zimmerman with Bill, Randolph, Elizabeth, and Mr. Zimmerman standing in front of the Zimmerman place. Mr. Zimmerman is holind...

Mrs. Zimmerman with Bill, Randolph, Elizabeth, and Mr. Zimmerman standing in front of the Zimmerman place. Mr. Zimmerman is holind the reins of several horses. Photograph taken in 1909.

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Log Deck

Date:1913

View of the log deck covered with stacks of logs.

View of the log deck covered with stacks of logs.

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Forests

Date:1913

Four men can be seen standing at the base of a few trees in a forest. One man can be...

Four men can be seen standing at the base of a few trees in a forest. One man can be seen holding a crosscut saw up next to one of the tree's trunks.

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Crooks and Wrights Sawmill

Date:1918

View of the pond and log deck of the early day Crooks and Wrights Sawmill, which is located a few...

View of the pond and log deck of the early day Crooks and Wrights Sawmill, which is located a few miles north of Potlatch.

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Old Ponderosa Pine

Date:1/26/1906

Two men standing at the base of an old ponderosa pine, located in the mill yard at Potlatch, Idaho.

Two men standing at the base of an old ponderosa pine, located in the mill yard at Potlatch, Idaho.

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Ponderosa Pine Skid

Date:1904

A group of men standing around next to a few horses. The horses are pulling a ponderosa pine on a...

A group of men standing around next to a few horses. The horses are pulling a ponderosa pine on a skid. The men left to right are John Adair, Pete Clyde, Frank Adair Jr., Bill Edmundsen, and Bud Adair.

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Ponderosa Pine Skid

Date:1904

An explanation of a photo showing a group of horses pulling an old ponderosa pine from Potlatch junction to Palouse,...

An explanation of a photo showing a group of horses pulling an old ponderosa pine from Potlatch junction to Palouse, Washington.

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Ponderosa Pine

Date:1910

Ray Smith bucking a ponderosa pine on his place, which is located approximately two and a half miles south of...

Ray Smith bucking a ponderosa pine on his place, which is located approximately two and a half miles south of Potlatch, Idaho. A horse can be seen standing behind the log.

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Ponderosa Pine

Date:1910

Ray Smith riding on top of a ponderosa pine, which is being pulled by two horses. Ray got about six...

Ray Smith riding on top of a ponderosa pine, which is being pulled by two horses. Ray got about six dollars for this log.

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Log Drive

Date:1910

View of a log drive on the Palouse River, near Elberton, Washington. A bunch of men can be seen moving...

View of a log drive on the Palouse River, near Elberton, Washington. A bunch of men can be seen moving logs from a forest to a sawmill. A group of houses and a few fields can be seen in the background.

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Camp 1

Date:1910

View of Camp 1, located near Hatter Creek. A group of log cabins can be seen surrounded by trees. Camp...

View of Camp 1, located near Hatter Creek. A group of log cabins can be seen surrounded by trees. Camp 1 may have been moved a time or two.

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Birthday Dinner for Zimmer

Date:4/15/1989

An article about the 90th birthday dinner for Rudolph W. Zimmer to be held on Sunday, April 23 1989. Taken...

An article about the 90th birthday dinner for Rudolph W. Zimmer to be held on Sunday, April 23 1989. Taken from the Idahonian/Daily News April 15&16 1989.

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Rail Camp Cars

Date:1910

View of a few rail camp cars.

View of a few rail camp cars.

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Camp 1

Date:1910

View of a railroad track running through Camp 1, which is located on Hatter Creek. A few railroad cars can...

View of a railroad track running through Camp 1, which is located on Hatter Creek. A few railroad cars can be seen behind the tracks.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of men can be seen standing with horses at a PLC camp.

A group of men can be seen standing with horses at a PLC camp.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of men holding food and drinks outside a log cabin at a PLC camp.

A group of men holding food and drinks outside a log cabin at a PLC camp.

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Camp Cookhouse

Date:1910

The cooking crew standing in front of a cookhouse at a Hatter Creek camp. A dog can be seen standing...

The cooking crew standing in front of a cookhouse at a Hatter Creek camp. A dog can be seen standing under a large triangle.

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PLC Camp

Date:1907

View of a group of people standing outside a log cabin at a PLC camp, located around Princeton-Harvard, Idaho.

View of a group of people standing outside a log cabin at a PLC camp, located around Princeton-Harvard, Idaho.

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Camp 7

Date:1907

View of railroad cars at camp 7, which is located near Bovill, Idaho.

View of railroad cars at camp 7, which is located near Bovill, Idaho.

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Mess Car

Date:1910

View of the mess car at a logging camp. The tables can be seen set with dishes.

View of the mess car at a logging camp. The tables can be seen set with dishes.

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Mess Car

Date:1910

View of the mess car at PLC camp 14. The tables can be seen set with dishes and two cooks...

View of the mess car at PLC camp 14. The tables can be seen set with dishes and two cooks can be seen standing at the end of the car.

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Mess Hall

Date:1910

View of the mess hall at a logging camp. Four of the cooks can be seen standing next to fully...

View of the mess hall at a logging camp. Four of the cooks can be seen standing next to fully set tables.

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George Whitney's Father

Date:1920

Manley Whitney and Ed Chestly sit together in chairs. Manley Whitney was George Whitney's Father. He died around 1930.

Manley Whitney and Ed Chestly sit together in chairs. Manley Whitney was George Whitney's Father. He died around 1930.

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Cook House Crew

Date:1910

The cook house crew at Camp 11, which is located north of Bovill, Idaho. Jim Marko, the head cook, is...

The cook house crew at Camp 11, which is located north of Bovill, Idaho. Jim Marko, the head cook, is standing on the center and Daisy and Maude are standing to his left.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

View of logs stacked up at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. A few log cabins can be...

View of logs stacked up at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. A few log cabins can be seen behind the stacks of logs.

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Logging Camp

Date:1905

View of one of the earliest PLC logging camps, which is located near Harvard, Idaho. A man can be seen...

View of one of the earliest PLC logging camps, which is located near Harvard, Idaho. A man can be seen walking in front of the log cabins.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp.

A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp.

A group of loggers standing outside a few log cabins at a PLC camp.

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Camp 7

Date:1908

View of Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins are scattered around and a...

View of Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins are scattered around and a railroad runs through the camp.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of men sitting in a cabin at one of the PLC camps.

A group of men sitting in a cabin at one of the PLC camps.

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Potlatch Camp

Date:1910

A group of men posing together at one of the early Potlatch camps. Tents can be seen constructed next to...

A group of men posing together at one of the early Potlatch camps. Tents can be seen constructed next to them and piles of wood sitting behind them.

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Camp 6

Date:1910

View of Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho. A group of people can be seen standing in front...

View of Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho. A group of people can be seen standing in front the log cabins.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of men sitting around a heater in one of the cabins at a PLC camp. Socks and other...

A group of men sitting around a heater in one of the cabins at a PLC camp. Socks and other clothes can be seen hanging from the rafters.

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Iva, George, and Della

Date:1911

Iva (Burdon) Homerson, George Whitney, and Della (Wood) Dial standing together. Photograph taken about 1911.

Iva (Burdon) Homerson, George Whitney, and Della (Wood) Dial standing together. Photograph taken about 1911.

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Potlatch Headquarters

Date:1910

View of PLC headquarters, located in Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins and log piles can be seen scattered around the camp....

View of PLC headquarters, located in Bovill, Idaho. Log cabins and log piles can be seen scattered around the camp. A railroad runs through the camp.

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Bovill School

Date:1908

View of the first school in Bovill, Idaho. A woman can be seen standing outside of the school.

View of the first school in Bovill, Idaho. A woman can be seen standing outside of the school.

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Summer Visitors

Date:1910

Group of Weyerhaeuser annual summer visitors standing in the Bovill woods.

Group of Weyerhaeuser annual summer visitors standing in the Bovill woods.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of people standing on a few logs at a PLC camp. In the distance a train can be...

A group of people standing on a few logs at a PLC camp. In the distance a train can be seen approaching on the railroad tracks.

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PLC Camp

Date:1910

A group of people standing on the railroads in a PLC camp. A few of the people can be seen...

A group of people standing on the railroads in a PLC camp. A few of the people can be seen sitting on logs.

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Skidding Logs

Date:1932

Horses pulling logs on a dolly. One man is standing on top of the logs and another man, identified as...

Horses pulling logs on a dolly. One man is standing on top of the logs and another man, identified as Axel Anderson is standing next to the horses.

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Skidding Logs

Date:1930

Four horses pulling logs in the snow. One man is sitting on top of the logs and another man is...

Four horses pulling logs in the snow. One man is sitting on top of the logs and another man is standing next to the stack of logs.

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Skidding Logs

Date:1930

Horses pulling logs in the snow. Four men are standing and sitting on top of the logs and another man...

Horses pulling logs in the snow. Four men are standing and sitting on top of the logs and another man is standing next to the stack of logs.

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Roller Skidding

Date:1930

Horses pulling logs that are on wheels. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs...

Horses pulling logs that are on wheels. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs guiding the horses.

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Skidding Logs

Date:1930

Horses pulling logs on a dolly.

Horses pulling logs on a dolly.

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Bill Decker

Date:1908

Bill Decker, a travelling photographer in the Deep Creek area, posing for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1908

Bill Decker, a travelling photographer in the Deep Creek area, posing for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1908

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Hauling Logs

Date:1930

Horses hauling logs on a dolly to the rollways. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack...

Horses hauling logs on a dolly to the rollways. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs.

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Winter Scene

Date:1932

Four horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the...

Four horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs.

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Camp 14

Date:1932

Horses hauling logs at Camp 14, which is located west of Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing...

Horses hauling logs at Camp 14, which is located west of Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing on top of stacks of logs.

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Skidding Teams

Date:1932

Photo of the skidding teams at Camp 2. Men can be seen standing throughout a group of horses.

Photo of the skidding teams at Camp 2. Men can be seen standing throughout a group of horses.

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Marion Loader

Date:1930

View of the steam powered Marion loader. The machine can be seen lifting a log off of a stack.

View of the steam powered Marion loader. The machine can be seen lifting a log off of a stack.

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Winter Logging

Date:1930

Two horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the...

Two horses pulling logs in the snow, near Bovill, Idaho. A man can be seen standing on top of the stack of logs.

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Skidding Team

Date:1925

A man standing with two horses outside a log cabin at a PLC camp.

A man standing with two horses outside a log cabin at a PLC camp.

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Skidding Team

Date:1930

A group of men and a few horses standing around a stack of wood sitting on a railroad track.

A group of men and a few horses standing around a stack of wood sitting on a railroad track.

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Camp 3A

Date:1925

A man and two horses at the old Camp 3A, which is located 3 miles west of Bovill, Idaho.

A man and two horses at the old Camp 3A, which is located 3 miles west of Bovill, Idaho.

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Winter Logging

Date:1925

Horses pulling logs in the snow at Camp 11.

Horses pulling logs in the snow at Camp 11.

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Waddell Place

Date:1907

Andy Smith's family at the Waddell Place. Photograph taken around 1907.

Andy Smith's family at the Waddell Place. Photograph taken around 1907.

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Skidding Team

Date:1925

Two men standing with two horses in a forest.

Two men standing with two horses in a forest.

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PLC Camp 3

Date:1923

View of PLC camp 3. A log cabin can be seen with 'Camp 3' written on its roof. In the...

View of PLC camp 3. A log cabin can be seen with 'Camp 3' written on its roof. In the background there is a forest of trees with many logs lying at the tree's bases.

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Horse Logging

Date:1925

Horses pulling logs on a roller. A few men can be seen standing next to the stack of logs.

Horses pulling logs on a roller. A few men can be seen standing next to the stack of logs.

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Logging with Horses

Date:1925

A group of men standing and sitting around four horses, who are equipped to haul logs.

A group of men standing and sitting around four horses, who are equipped to haul logs.

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Logging with Horses

Date:1923

Two men logging while horses stand next to a stack of logs.

Two men logging while horses stand next to a stack of logs.

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Laying Track

Date:1910

A group of men laying down railroad track at the park line south of Helmer. A railroad car can also...

A group of men laying down railroad track at the park line south of Helmer. A railroad car can also be seen on the track.

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Load of Logs

Date:1907

A load of logs from Camp 3 that is 20,000 feet total. The load is being hauled by only two...

A load of logs from Camp 3 that is 20,000 feet total. The load is being hauled by only two horses. Two men can be seen sitting on top of the stack of logs and many men and a dog are standing next to the stack.

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Winter Logging

Date:1905

Horses pulling a load of logs in the snow near Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing on...

Horses pulling a load of logs in the snow near Bovill, Idaho. A few men can be seen standing on top of and next to the stack of logs. The logs were later reloaded onto rail cars when they were sent to Potlatch.

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Logging with Horses

Date:1905

Men standing with a group of horses at Camp 14, which was located near Bovill, Idaho. Horses played an important...

Men standing with a group of horses at Camp 14, which was located near Bovill, Idaho. Horses played an important role in early logging and a team could haul 3500 pounds or more.

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PLC Camp

Date:1925

A group of people and horses standing in front of a building that has a sign over its door saying...

A group of people and horses standing in front of a building that has a sign over its door saying 'Veterinarian, Surgeon, and Dentist'.

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Mr. & Mrs. Sam Clark

Date:1911

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark posing for a photograph on the front porch of a house. The photograph was taken...

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clark posing for a photograph on the front porch of a house. The photograph was taken in 1911.

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Veterinary

Date:1925

George 'Doc' Palmer, a PLC veterinary, standing with a dog and a horse.

George 'Doc' Palmer, a PLC veterinary, standing with a dog and a horse.

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Steam Powered Shovel

Date:1925

View of a steam powered shovel at work building a logging railroad spur. A few men can be seen standing...

View of a steam powered shovel at work building a logging railroad spur. A few men can be seen standing on and next to the equipment.

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Steam Donkey

Date:1925

View of a steam donkey on the hillside just northeast of Bovill, Idaho.

View of a steam donkey on the hillside just northeast of Bovill, Idaho.

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Shay Engine

Date:1925

View of the 'Old 100', which was a Lima built 2-truck 45T Shay. It was built in 1906 to be...

View of the 'Old 100', which was a Lima built 2-truck 45T Shay. It was built in 1906 to be used around Bovill for logging. A few logs can be seen in the back of the engine and two men can be seen leaning out the window of the engine.

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Shay Locomotive Description

Date:1950

Document explaining the history of the shay locomotive and its use by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

Document explaining the history of the shay locomotive and its use by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Ephraim Shay

Date:1880

Photo of Ephraim Shay, the engineer and designer of the Shay geared engine.

Photo of Ephraim Shay, the engineer and designer of the Shay geared engine.

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Early Shay Locomotive Model

Date:1905

Photo portraying the early model of the Shay Patent Locomotive Engine. According to the document, the engine was designed for...

Photo portraying the early model of the Shay Patent Locomotive Engine. According to the document, the engine was designed for service on wood rail tram-roads.

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Shay Locomotive

Date:1939

Company Shay locomotive knocked of the tracks. The engine appears to be tipped over on its side.

Company Shay locomotive knocked of the tracks. The engine appears to be tipped over on its side.

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Winter Scene

Date:1906

View of the company's first Shay engine hauling logs during the winter near Camp 7, which is located just out...

View of the company's first Shay engine hauling logs during the winter near Camp 7, which is located just out of Bovill, Idaho.

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Construction Document

Date:1920

Document illustrating the locomotive that was built for Potlatch Lumber Company by Lima Locomotive Works, Incorporated. The engine was built...

Document illustrating the locomotive that was built for Potlatch Lumber Company by Lima Locomotive Works, Incorporated. The engine was built in January of 1920 and scrapped in November of 1940.

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W. McMurray Place Mine Cart

Date:8/27/1984

A mine cart made of wood from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep...

A mine cart made of wood from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho.

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Burden School

Date:1906

A pamphlet for the Burden School. The pamphlet reads 'Burden School District No. 33 Township 42, Latah County, Idaho Term...

A pamphlet for the Burden School. The pamphlet reads 'Burden School District No. 33 Township 42, Latah County, Idaho Term 1906 Compliments of Julia Vogel, Teacher School Board L. A. Stanfield, J. A. Dudley, C. P. Low. Pupils - Gertrude Briggs, Ruth Betry, Tommy Bolt, Delbert Brooks, John Cockrell, Myrtle Cockrell, Elsie Cockrell, Lee Comer, Ruth Comer, Nellie Dudley, George Dudley, Frances Dudley, Ruth Doty, Emery Dunn, Blanche Felts, Clarence Felts, Eddie Feldmeier, Edna Feldmeier, Maud Haydon, Delbert Haydon, Leona Haydon, Estella Helt, Raymond Helt, Bernie Helt, Melvin Kidwell, Olive Kidwell, Mary Kidwell, Belva Kimball, Fern Kimball, Harold Kimball, Avis Kimball, Bennie Low, Bessie Low, Rollin Lobaugh, Muriel Martin, Marion Martin, Rose Nelson, Ora Powe, Hazel Pridmore, Belle Smith, Delpha Smith, Roy Stanfield, Irven Stanfield, Chester Stanfield, Ellice Standfield, Richard Tomlin, Harral Tomlin, Margaret Williams, George Whitney, Nellie Whitney, Pearl Whitney, Nettie Whitney, Lewis Wynn, Gladys Wynn, Lloyd Wynn, Floyd Wynn, Lizzie Zimmerman, Rudolph Zimmerman

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Laying Track

Date:1920

View of men laying new track on one of the railroads. A piece of equipment can be seen on the...

View of men laying new track on one of the railroads. A piece of equipment can be seen on the tracks behind them.

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Shay Locomotive

Date:1920

View of a 70 ton Shay locomotive that was used in the Bovill area. A few men are standing next...

View of a 70 ton Shay locomotive that was used in the Bovill area. A few men are standing next to the engine and a piece of equipment can be seen hauling logs behind the engine.

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Shay Locomotive

Date:1920

View of the Shay locomotive #105, which was built in 1911 for the Pine Tree Labor Co. in Little Falls,...

View of the Shay locomotive #105, which was built in 1911 for the Pine Tree Labor Co. in Little Falls, MN. The engine was later given to the Potlatch Lumber Co. Many men can be seen standing in front of the engine on the railroad tracks.

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Laying Track

Date:1920

Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad.

Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad.

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Potlatch Camp

Date:1945

Group photo of the crew that worked and lived at the Potlatch camp. The men can be seen sitting and...

Group photo of the crew that worked and lived at the Potlatch camp. The men can be seen sitting and standing in front of a building.

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Track Laying Crew

Date:1945

Group photo of the track laying crew at the old Camp 10, which is located southeast of Bovill. Julius Crane,...

Group photo of the track laying crew at the old Camp 10, which is located southeast of Bovill. Julius Crane, the company clerk for the steel gang, can be seen standing in the back, the third from the left.

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PLC Camp

Date:1945

Group photo of the men at a Potlatch camp. The men can be seen standing and sitting on the deck...

Group photo of the men at a Potlatch camp. The men can be seen standing and sitting on the deck and stairs of a building on the camp.

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Loading Flat Cars

Date:1925

View of a piece of equipment loading flat cars with logs. A few men can be seen standing on and...

View of a piece of equipment loading flat cars with logs. A few men can be seen standing on and around the stacks of logs.

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Logging

Date:1915

View of stacks of logs being hauled out of the Bovill woods on a railroad to be taken to the...

View of stacks of logs being hauled out of the Bovill woods on a railroad to be taken to the Potlatch sawmill.

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Steam Donkey

Date:1910

View of a few men standing around the steam donkey used in a camp located near Bovill, Idaho.

View of a few men standing around the steam donkey used in a camp located near Bovill, Idaho.

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Roberta Nygaard

Date:1927

Photograph of Roberta (McBride) Nygaard. Albert Clausen's teacher at Burden School in 1927.

Photograph of Roberta (McBride) Nygaard. Albert Clausen's teacher at Burden School in 1927.

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Wood-Burning Donkeys

Date:1950

Document discussing the history of using wood-burning donkeys, or steam-powered skidders, by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

Document discussing the history of using wood-burning donkeys, or steam-powered skidders, by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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PLC Log Train

Date:1915

View of a log train using a Shay engine to haul logs. Men can be seen standing on the tracks...

View of a log train using a Shay engine to haul logs. Men can be seen standing on the tracks next to the locomotive.

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Logging

Date:1915

View of men logging at a busy landing near Beales Butte. A few men can be seen wrapping logs in...

View of men logging at a busy landing near Beales Butte. A few men can be seen wrapping logs in rope.

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Donkey crews

Date:1915

The Camp 8 shop and donkey crews standing around the steam donkey.

The Camp 8 shop and donkey crews standing around the steam donkey.

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Skidding Crew

Date:1915

View of the skidding crew standing around the steam donkey at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho.

View of the skidding crew standing around the steam donkey at Camp 8, which is located near Bovill, Idaho.

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Laying Track

Date:1930

Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad.

Men using a logging spur to lay new track for a railroad.

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Logging Crews

Date:1927

Grant (left) and Glen Thomas standing at the base of a tress holding axes.

Grant (left) and Glen Thomas standing at the base of a tress holding axes.

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Potlatch Jammer

Date:1915

A few men standing on the 'jammer' that was used to haul logs.

A few men standing on the 'jammer' that was used to haul logs.

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Donkey Engine

Date:1915

A few men moving a steam donkey engine.

A few men moving a steam donkey engine.

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Potlatch Jammer

Date:1915

A few men standing on the 'jammer' that is stacking logs on flat cars.

A few men standing on the 'jammer' that is stacking logs on flat cars.

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Ford Farm South of Pullman, Wa

Date:1917

John Crithfield using a team of horses to cut grain on the Ford Farm south of Pullman Washington. Photograph taken...

John Crithfield using a team of horses to cut grain on the Ford Farm south of Pullman Washington. Photograph taken about 1917.

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Loading Logs

Date:1927

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at PLC Camp 3A, which is located on Bronson Meadows,...

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at PLC Camp 3A, which is located on Bronson Meadows, just west of Bovill, Idaho.

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Potlatch Jammer

Date:1915

The jammer at work stacking logs on the flat cars. A few men can be seen standing on the jammer...

The jammer at work stacking logs on the flat cars. A few men can be seen standing on the jammer or around the stacks of logs.

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Loading Logs

Date:1927

Clark Lancaster (tong hooker), Frances O'Keefe (top loader), and Harry Tracy (engineer) using a jammer to load logs onto flat...

Clark Lancaster (tong hooker), Frances O'Keefe (top loader), and Harry Tracy (engineer) using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars. The log is being taken around the side of the load

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Loading Logs

Date:1927

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars.

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars.

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Loading Logs

Date:1927

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at the old Camp 3, which is located near Bovill,...

Men using a jammer to load logs onto flat cars at the old Camp 3, which is located near Bovill, Idaho. Bill Greenwood can be seen standing on the stack of the logs, acting as the hooker.

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Inspecting Loader

Date:1908

A group from Potlatch visiting the Bovill woods to inspect a McGifferd loader. William Deary was among the group; he...

A group from Potlatch visiting the Bovill woods to inspect a McGifferd loader. William Deary was among the group; he can be seen standing on a flat car with some paper in his pocket.

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Loading Operation

Date:1928

View of a loader stacking a log on a flat car.

View of a loader stacking a log on a flat car.

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Logging

Date:1907

A man sitting amongst a stack of logs.

A man sitting amongst a stack of logs.

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Log Storage

Date:1907

View of the white pine log storage at Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho.

View of the white pine log storage at Camp 7, which is located on Moose Creek near Bovill, Idaho.

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Holt Tractor

Date:1929

View of the Holt tractor that the two companies merged with a Best tractor form Caterpiller. The tractor can be...

View of the Holt tractor that the two companies merged with a Best tractor form Caterpiller. The tractor can be seen hauling stacks of wood through the snow.

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Burden School

Date:1930

Several students are line up on the side of the Burden School, 3rd school house. Photograph taken in the 1930's....

Several students are line up on the side of the Burden School, 3rd school house. Photograph taken in the 1930's.

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Caterpillar Logging

Date:1929

View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow.

View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow.

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Caterpillar Logging

Date:1929

View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow.

View of a man sitting on top of a tractor that is hauling stacks of logs through the snow.

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PLC Caterpillar

Date:1929

View of one of the first PLC 'cats' at Little Boulder, which is south of Bovill. A man can be...

View of one of the first PLC 'cats' at Little Boulder, which is south of Bovill. A man can be seen sitting on top of it as it pulls behind it.

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Tractor

Date:1929

Men sitting on a tractor as it hauls stacks of logs. Men can also be seen sitting on top of...

Men sitting on a tractor as it hauls stacks of logs. Men can also be seen sitting on top of the logs.

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Cooking Crew

Date:1929

The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps.

The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps.

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Cooking Crew

Date:1929

The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps.

The cooking crew standing in the kitchen at one of the Potlatch camps.

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Barnhart Log Loaders

Date:1994

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also...

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also shows a photo of a loader that as been rusting away in a field near Elk River, Idaho.

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Barnhart Log Loaders

Date:1994

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader.

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader.

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Barnhart Log Loaders

Date:1994

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also...

A document by Hartford Product, Inc. discussing a kit they were producing for the Barnhart Log Loader. The document also shows photos of the Potlach Lumber Company mill site in Elk River, Idaho.

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Newspaper Article

Date:9/4/1989

Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District.

Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District.

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Burden School

Date:1927

Marian Clausen, Albert Clausen, and Alberta Wilcox standing in a field near the Burden School. Albert is holding a Jack-O-Lantern....

Marian Clausen, Albert Clausen, and Alberta Wilcox standing in a field near the Burden School. Albert is holding a Jack-O-Lantern. Photograph taken in 1927.

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Newspaper Article

Date:9/4/1989

Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District.

Newspaper article discussing a forester's concern for the few remaining forests in the Palouse Ranger District.

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Shay Locomotives

Date:1994

One photo shows a locomotive that fell from one of the high trestles on the company line in Idaho. The...

One photo shows a locomotive that fell from one of the high trestles on the company line in Idaho. The second photo shows an oil-burning Shay locomotive No. 200, which was used on logging trains in the Bovill area.

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Shay Locomotives

Date:1994

One photo shows a Shay locomotive No. 100 pulling 16 flat cars that are loaded to 10% over capacity. The...

One photo shows a Shay locomotive No. 100 pulling 16 flat cars that are loaded to 10% over capacity. The locomotive is going around a sharp curve near Camp 7 in Bovill, Idaho. The second photo shows a locomotive in the pine woods of Idaho in the winter. A white plume can be seen being emitted from the locomotive.

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White Pine Log

Date:1915

One man sitting on top and one man standing next to a couple white pine logs.

One man sitting on top and one man standing next to a couple white pine logs.

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Cribbage Game

Date:1915

Les Mallory (left) and Axel Anderson (right) playing a game of cribbage together.

Les Mallory (left) and Axel Anderson (right) playing a game of cribbage together.

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Pre Chain Saw Days

Date:1915

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest.

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest.

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Old Growth

Date:1915

View of a few old trees located by Camp 14.

View of a few old trees located by Camp 14.

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Bovill Office

Date:1915

Chet Yangel sitting at a desk in the Bovill office. He is sitting next to a counter, which has books...

Chet Yangel sitting at a desk in the Bovill office. He is sitting next to a counter, which has books and typewriter sitting on it.

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Logging Camp Workers

Date:1915

Joy Leatherwood and Evelyn Olson working at a logging camp. The women can be seen placing dishes on tables.

Joy Leatherwood and Evelyn Olson working at a logging camp. The women can be seen placing dishes on tables.

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Fire Prevention

Date:1915

A man working at a lumber camp doing fire prevention during the dry summers. The man can be seen carrying...

A man working at a lumber camp doing fire prevention during the dry summers. The man can be seen carrying a pick and shovel and walking behind a logging train, which is carrying stacks of logs.

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Burden School

Date:1927

Ralph Farnam, Perry Farnam, Albert Clausen, Don Messinger, and Ellis Farnam sitting in a field near the Burden School. Each...

Ralph Farnam, Perry Farnam, Albert Clausen, Don Messinger, and Ellis Farnam sitting in a field near the Burden School. Each child is holding a Jack-O-Lantern in front of them. Photograph taken in 1927.

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Winter Hauling

Date:1915

Two horses hauling a stack of logs during the winter. Claire Nogle can be seen standing in front holding the...

Two horses hauling a stack of logs during the winter. Claire Nogle can be seen standing in front holding the horse's reins. Two other men can be seen sitting on top and standing next to the logs.

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Blister Rust Crew

Date:1915

Five men, who are part of the Blister Rust crew, pulling 'ribes lacustra'. This tree disease can wipe out White...

Five men, who are part of the Blister Rust crew, pulling 'ribes lacustra'. This tree disease can wipe out White Pine trees.

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Logging Superintendent

Date:1921

Claire G. Nogle, the Potlatch logging superintendent, leaning on a new Packard sedan. He can be seen writing in a...

Claire G. Nogle, the Potlatch logging superintendent, leaning on a new Packard sedan. He can be seen writing in a notebook while smoking a cigarette.

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Camp 4

Date:1920

Interior view of the cook house and mess hall and Camp 4, which is located south of Bovill. Four men...

Interior view of the cook house and mess hall and Camp 4, which is located south of Bovill. Four men wearing aprons are standing next to tables stacked withy dishes.

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Camp 1

Date:1927

View of camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. This camp had been moved several times....

View of camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. This camp had been moved several times. Tree stumps and buildings can be seen all around the camp.

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Camp 1

Date:1927

View of Camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. Many buildings with 'PLC' on the side...

View of Camp one on Hatter Creek, which is located south of Princeton. Many buildings with 'PLC' on the side can be seen around the camp.

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Forest

Date:1920

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped...

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs.

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Forest

Date:1920

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped...

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs.

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Beales Butte Operations

Date:1915

Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Men can be seen walking amongst the many logs that are scattered on the ground...

Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Men can be seen walking amongst the many logs that are scattered on the ground of the forest.

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Beales Butte Operations

Date:1915

Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen laying on the ground of the small hill and a small...

Logging occurring near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen laying on the ground of the small hill and a small piece of equipment can be seen at the bottom of the hill.

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Burden School

Date:1927

Students standing beside the Burden School. Don Messinger, Albert Clausen, Ellis Farnam, Ralph Farnam, Juanita Wilcox, Perry Farnam, Marian Clausen,...

Students standing beside the Burden School. Don Messinger, Albert Clausen, Ellis Farnam, Ralph Farnam, Juanita Wilcox, Perry Farnam, Marian Clausen, Messinger, Alberta Wilcox.

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Donkey Engine

Date:1915

A donkey engine operating a high line near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen scattered on the ground around the...

A donkey engine operating a high line near Beales Butte. Logs can be seen scattered on the ground around the forest and a few men can be seen near the engine.

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Logging

Date:1915

A group of people can be seen walking amongst the logs that are scattered on the ground of the forest....

A group of people can be seen walking amongst the logs that are scattered on the ground of the forest.

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Town

Date:1915

View of a town during the winter. The town is surrounded by hills and forests.

View of a town during the winter. The town is surrounded by hills and forests.

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Forest

Date:1915

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped...

View of a forest with logs laying on the ground around the trees. A few ropes can be seen wrapped around some logs.

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Logging Crew

Date:1915

T. P. Jones and crew standing at the lower landing. They can be seen standing on a log, while a...

T. P. Jones and crew standing at the lower landing. They can be seen standing on a log, while a bunch of other logs lay in front of them .

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Loading Area

Date:1915

View of a loading area on the tram road. Men can be seen standing on and around the logs.

View of a loading area on the tram road. Men can be seen standing on and around the logs.

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Loading Area

Date:1915

View of a loading area. Logs can be seen laying on the ground in the forest. A man and a...

View of a loading area. Logs can be seen laying on the ground in the forest. A man and a horse can also be seen standing to the right of the stacks of logs.

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White Pine King

Date:1911

The largest known White Pine tree being transported on a railroad car after being cut down, along with the rest...

The largest known White Pine tree being transported on a railroad car after being cut down, along with the rest of the 'Kings'.

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White Pine King

Date:1911

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree was scaled at 29,800 feet. Four men are...

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree was scaled at 29,800 feet. Four men are standing and sitting on and round the log.

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White Pine King

Date:1911

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that...

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that it was scaled at 29,800 feet.

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Deep Creek Group Photograph

Date:1915

Many of the community members of Deep Creek pose together for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1915.

Many of the community members of Deep Creek pose together for a photograph. Photograph taken in 1915.

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White Pine King

Date:1911

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that...

The largest known White Pine tree on a railroad car. The tree has a sign on it that says that it was scaled at 29,800 feet.

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Lumber Jacks

Date:12/1/1911

Group photo of lumberjacks standing around the White Pine King at the time it fell. The tree was the largest...

Group photo of lumberjacks standing around the White Pine King at the time it fell. The tree was the largest known white pine at the time. The men can be seen standing on and around the fallen tree and the stump.

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White Pine King Lumber

Date:1911

Lumber from the White Pine King, the largest white pine at the time. Most of the lumber was 4' wide...

Lumber from the White Pine King, the largest white pine at the time. Most of the lumber was 4' wide and 2 inches thick. Two men can be seen standing next to the lumber. The man on the right is Mr. Laird.

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Camp No. 4

Date:1915

View of the logging equipment at Potlatch Lumber Company Camp #4. A few men can be seen standing on logs...

View of the logging equipment at Potlatch Lumber Company Camp #4. A few men can be seen standing on logs sitting next to the equipment.

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Potlatch Camp

Date:1915

View of a Potlatch camp during the early days. The camp is thought to be Camp 7A on Shea Meadows,...

View of a Potlatch camp during the early days. The camp is thought to be Camp 7A on Shea Meadows, which is west of Bovill. Two men can be seen sitting on the camp surrounded by log cabins and tree stumps.

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Center of Operations

Date:1915

View of Bovill, which was the center of all of Potlatch Lumber Company's logging operations. The railroad tracks can be...

View of Bovill, which was the center of all of Potlatch Lumber Company's logging operations. The railroad tracks can be seen running next to the city and go towards Elk River. The town's buildings can also be seen in the background.

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Cable Splice Rig

Date:1915

View of the cable splice rig machine. Under the machine, logs lay on the ground in stacks.

View of the cable splice rig machine. Under the machine, logs lay on the ground in stacks.

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Lumber Jacks

Date:1915

Two young lumberjacks sitting on a stack of logs.

Two young lumberjacks sitting on a stack of logs.

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Bovill Yards

Date:1915

A man standing next to a railroad car with a stack of logs on it in the yards at Bovill,...

A man standing next to a railroad car with a stack of logs on it in the yards at Bovill, Idaho.

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Greasing the Skids

Date:1915

A man greasing the skids while sitting on top of a stack of logs.

A man greasing the skids while sitting on top of a stack of logs.

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Alva Strong Mill

Date:1930

The men who donated time to saw the lumber for Mt Home Grange. Photograph taken around 1930.

The men who donated time to saw the lumber for Mt Home Grange. Photograph taken around 1930.

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Lewis Mill

Date:1915

View of the Lewis Mill, which is located up the East Fork out of Bovill, Idaho. Buildings can be seen...

View of the Lewis Mill, which is located up the East Fork out of Bovill, Idaho. Buildings can be seen sitting on the mill, some with cars parked in them.

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Lewis Mill Crew

Date:1915

Group photo of some of the Lewis Mill crew. The group can be seen sitting and standing outside the entrance...

Group photo of some of the Lewis Mill crew. The group can be seen sitting and standing outside the entrance to a building.

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Horses and Carriage

Date:1915

Two horses pulling two men sitting in a carriage. The carriage is parked outside a house. The men in the...

Two horses pulling two men sitting in a carriage. The carriage is parked outside a house. The men in the carriage are Fred and Jack Campbell.

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Carriage Ride

Date:1915

Two horses pulling a man sitting in a carriage. Surrounding them is a forest.

Two horses pulling a man sitting in a carriage. Surrounding them is a forest.

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Retirement Party

Date:1945

T. P. Jones, the long time Potlatch Lumber Company superintendent, at a retirement party. He is standing in front of...

T. P. Jones, the long time Potlatch Lumber Company superintendent, at a retirement party. He is standing in front of a board that has a bunch of pictures on it.

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Superintendent Portrait

Date:1925

Portrait of T. P. Jones, the Potlatch Lumber Company logging superintendent, during his early years.

Portrait of T. P. Jones, the Potlatch Lumber Company logging superintendent, during his early years.

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Group Photo

Date:1942

Rev. Dick Ferrell sitting with two boys, Lee Jr. and David (in stroller), in a yard. A hammock can be...

Rev. Dick Ferrell sitting with two boys, Lee Jr. and David (in stroller), in a yard. A hammock can be seen hanging from a tree in the background.

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Photo Description

Date:1942

Description of the photo of Rev. Dick Ferrel sitting with Lee Jr. and David. The document talks about Rev. Dick...

Description of the photo of Rev. Dick Ferrel sitting with Lee Jr. and David. The document talks about Rev. Dick Ferrell and his contribution to logging camps throughout the North Idaho, Eastern Washington, and Western Montana areas.

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Bovill Clerk

Date:1915

D. J. Murphy, a clerk in Bovill, sitting at a desk writing in a book.

D. J. Murphy, a clerk in Bovill, sitting at a desk writing in a book.

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Bovill Hotel

Date:1915

View of the 'Old' Bovill Hotel. Two women can be seen standing in front of the hotel.

View of the 'Old' Bovill Hotel. Two women can be seen standing in front of the hotel.

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Strong Homestead

Date:1898-04-01

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Strong on their homestead with Alice (Mrs. Corliss McElroy) and Alva. Photograph taken in April,...

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Strong on their homestead with Alice (Mrs. Corliss McElroy) and Alva. Photograph taken in April, 1891.

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Horse Barn

Date:1915

View of the Potlatch Lumber Company horse barn in Bovill, Idaho. The barn is covered in and surrounded by snow...

View of the Potlatch Lumber Company horse barn in Bovill, Idaho. The barn is covered in and surrounded by snow and icicles can be seen hanging off of the roof.

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Horse-Drawn Sleigh

Date:1915

Two horses hooked up to a sleigh with four people in it. A man can be seen sitting on a...

Two horses hooked up to a sleigh with four people in it. A man can be seen sitting on a high sit holding the reigns. The sleigh is barked outside of a barn, which says 'J. P. Harless' on the front.

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Loading Station

Date:1915

View of a loading station, where logs can be seen spread on the ground of the forest and cables can...

View of a loading station, where logs can be seen spread on the ground of the forest and cables can be seen running above. A man and two horses are walking among the logs.

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Camp 36

Date:1915

View of PLC Camp 36, which is located on the Palouse River above Harvard, Idaho. Buildings can be seen on...

View of PLC Camp 36, which is located on the Palouse River above Harvard, Idaho. Buildings can be seen on the camp, along with a few cars parked in the middle. The camp is presently a Boy Scout Camp.

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Cable Operation

Date:1915

View of a log landing at some high-line cable operations. Men can been seen at the end of the cable...

View of a log landing at some high-line cable operations. Men can been seen at the end of the cable system stacking logs.

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Chief and Timber Cruiser

Date:1915

Photo of William 'Bill' Helmer, the chief and long time timber cruiser for Potlatch. He is seated on next to...

Photo of William 'Bill' Helmer, the chief and long time timber cruiser for Potlatch. He is seated on next to some plants outside of a building.

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Last Rites Article

Date:1/1/1952

Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William...

Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William Deary operate Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Short Wave Radio Article

Date:11/1/1951

Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston...

Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston from one of the portable radio stations near Camp 44, which is in the Avery logging area. The top right picture shows that a clearing that was made for transmission lines to be laid.

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Standard Logging Engines

Date:1910

Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives information about...

Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives information about the Tandem Drum Type logging engine.

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Iron and Steel Works

Date:1915

Document showing some equipment made by the Willametter Iron and Steel Works.

Document showing some equipment made by the Willametter Iron and Steel Works.

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W. McMurray Place Mine Cart

Date:8/27/1984

A wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area...

A wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho.

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California Redwoods

Date:1920

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dooley ride cars through redwood tunnels at the California Redwoods. Photograph taken in 1920.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Dooley ride cars through redwood tunnels at the California Redwoods. Photograph taken in 1920.

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Standard Logging Engines

Date:1910

Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives general data...

Document about standard logging engine models of 1910 made by Willamette Iron and Steel Works. It also gives general data about the Tandem Drum Type logging engine.

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Camp 4

Date:1915

View of PLC Camp 4, which is located 3 miles south of Helmer, ID. A row of buildings can be...

View of PLC Camp 4, which is located 3 miles south of Helmer, ID. A row of buildings can be seen on the camp.

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Steel Gang' Railroad Camp

Date:1915

View of the 'Steel Gang' railroad camp, which is located near Camp 4. A train can be seen on the...

View of the 'Steel Gang' railroad camp, which is located near Camp 4. A train can be seen on the railroad tracks.

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Lawrences Logging

Date:1915

View of the end of a log sitting in the snow in a forest. The end of the log as...

View of the end of a log sitting in the snow in a forest. The end of the log as 'Lawrences Logging Helmer, Idaho 1800 ft' written on it.

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Building a Railroad

Date:1915

M. K. building a railroad grade south of Helmer, towards Park. A man can be seen standing on a truck...

M. K. building a railroad grade south of Helmer, towards Park. A man can be seen standing on a truck as it drives down the road.

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Horses For Sale

Date:1907

Document listing the horses that were still unsold and were for sale. It provides information about color, age and weight...

Document listing the horses that were still unsold and were for sale. It provides information about color, age and weight of the horses.

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Airplane Rides

Date:1922

Nick Mamer giving airplane rides in Bovill. Many people can be seen standing around the airplane, which is parked in...

Nick Mamer giving airplane rides in Bovill. Many people can be seen standing around the airplane, which is parked in front of a building.

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Bovill Main Street

Date:1915

View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the fire of 1914. A person can be seen...

View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the fire of 1914. A person can be seen working on the window of a building.

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North Idaho Fire

Date:1910

View of the aftermath from the 1910 fire, which spread through the timber in North Idaho. Many logs can be...

View of the aftermath from the 1910 fire, which spread through the timber in North Idaho. Many logs can be seen fallen and spread on the ground between the few trees that are still standing.

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Logging Superintendent

Date:1915

Edward J. Gaffney, the logging superintendent, standing on a flatcar. The photo was taken as the flatcar was coming to...

Edward J. Gaffney, the logging superintendent, standing on a flatcar. The photo was taken as the flatcar was coming to an incline in Clarkia. Marble Mountain can also be seen in the distance.

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Webster's Mill

Date:1888

Workers at Webster's Mill, Deep Creek, Northern Latah County, Idaho. The location is known as the F. H. Brincken Place...

Workers at Webster's Mill, Deep Creek, Northern Latah County, Idaho. The location is known as the F. H. Brincken Place in 1955. Imprint made from an original photograph taken in 1888 or 1889.

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Logging Truck

Date:1915

An early day logging truck. The truck has a stack of logs piled in the back and a man driving...

An early day logging truck. The truck has a stack of logs piled in the back and a man driving in the front.

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No. 105 Locomotive

Date:1915

View of a No. 105 locomotive hauling stacks of logs to Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho and...

View of a No. 105 locomotive hauling stacks of logs to Camp 6, which is located near Helmer, Idaho and the WI&M main line. A man can be seen in the window of the locomotive.

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Logging Railroad

Date:1915

View of a locomotive on a logging railroad. Steam can be seen coming out of the locomotive and a person...

View of a locomotive on a logging railroad. Steam can be seen coming out of the locomotive and a person can be seen hanging onto the side of it.

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Oregon Logging

Date:1915

A few men wrapping cables around a log in Oregon.

A few men wrapping cables around a log in Oregon.

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Famous 'Incline'

Date:1915

View of the famous 'incline' on the divide between Lines Creek and W. Fork Merry Creek. It had a grade...

View of the famous 'incline' on the divide between Lines Creek and W. Fork Merry Creek. It had a grade of nearly 40%.

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Train Wreck

Date:1930

View of a No. 24 locomotive on its side after the new fill and roadbed gave way. The wreck occurred...

View of a No. 24 locomotive on its side after the new fill and roadbed gave way. The wreck occurred near Helmer, Idaho and Camp 10.

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Tramway Cable System

Date:1915

View of the Potlatch Lumber Company tramway cable system. It shows a general type of construction using a log unit,...

View of the Potlatch Lumber Company tramway cable system. It shows a general type of construction using a log unit, which is rounding a 45 degree curve. Two logs can be seen suspended using cables.

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Steam Shovel

Date:1920

A few men sitting inside the steam shovel machine.

A few men sitting inside the steam shovel machine.

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Locomotive

Date:1920

A group of men standing next to the side of a locomotive. A steam shovel can be seen behind the...

A group of men standing next to the side of a locomotive. A steam shovel can be seen behind the locomotive.

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Railroad Construction

Date:1920

A group of men working on constructing the railroad. A locomotive, railroad cars, and a steam shovel can be seen...

A group of men working on constructing the railroad. A locomotive, railroad cars, and a steam shovel can be seen sitting on the tracks behind the men.

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Swimming Hole

Date:1908

People in a swimming hole at the Fritz Brincken Place. Photograph taken around 1908.

People in a swimming hole at the Fritz Brincken Place. Photograph taken around 1908.

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Steam Shovel

Date:1920

An American steam shovel and a geared engine 102 hooked to a dump car. The equipment is being used to...

An American steam shovel and a geared engine 102 hooked to a dump car. The equipment is being used to get material for building a spur on the logging railroad. A man can be seen standing next to the steam shovel.

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Camp 11 Workers

Date:1910

Ralph Todd and Frank Meachem standing together at Camp 11.

Ralph Todd and Frank Meachem standing together at Camp 11.

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Logging Camp

Date:1910

View of a small logging camp located on a railroad spur. A train hauling stacks of logs on flatcars can...

View of a small logging camp located on a railroad spur. A train hauling stacks of logs on flatcars can be seen going through the camp on the railroad tracks that run between the buildings.

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Camp 4

Date:1910

View of the PLC logging camp 4, which is located at the confluence of the Potlatch River and Little Boulder,...

View of the PLC logging camp 4, which is located at the confluence of the Potlatch River and Little Boulder, south of Bovill, Idaho. A few buildings can be seen sitting on the camp.

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Camp 14

Date:1910

View of Camp 14, located west of Bovill. A railroad can be seen running next to the buildings on the...

View of Camp 14, located west of Bovill. A railroad can be seen running next to the buildings on the camp.

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Camp 14 Crew

Date:1910

Group photo of the crew of Camp 14. Most the men can be seen wearing suspenders and hats and a...

Group photo of the crew of Camp 14. Most the men can be seen wearing suspenders and hats and a few women can be seen sitting in the front row. Bill Helmer is sitting in the front row on the far left.

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Old Camp 2

Date:1932

View of old Camp 2, which is located north of Bovill, at the mouth of Feather Creek. Buildings can be...

View of old Camp 2, which is located north of Bovill, at the mouth of Feather Creek. Buildings can be seen sitting on stilts and a railroad can be seen running on the right side of the camp.

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Camp 10

Date:1932

View of Camp 10, which is located on the East Fork of Potlatch Creek, just outside of Bovill. A No....

View of Camp 10, which is located on the East Fork of Potlatch Creek, just outside of Bovill. A No. 107 locomotive can be seen on the railroad tracks to the right of the camp's buildings.

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Loading Logs

Date:1928

Loading logs from a deck at Camp 1, which was located at the head of Hatter Creek.

Loading logs from a deck at Camp 1, which was located at the head of Hatter Creek.

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Steam Donkey

Date:1925

View of a large 3 drum high powered steam donkey, located near Bovill, Idaho. The machine was used on a...

View of a large 3 drum high powered steam donkey, located near Bovill, Idaho. The machine was used on a high lead cable system. A man can be seen leaning up against the equipment.

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Northeast view of Deep Creek

Date:1930

A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.

A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.

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Log Deck

Date:1915

View of an unusually high log deck during the early days of PLC logging. Loggers can be seen standing on...

View of an unusually high log deck during the early days of PLC logging. Loggers can be seen standing on a few of the logs that are stacked up.

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Log Deck

Date:1915

View of a log deck. Loggers can be seen standing on and a around the stacks of logs.

View of a log deck. Loggers can be seen standing on and a around the stacks of logs.

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Cable System

Date:1915

View of the cable system used for logging. Men can be seen standing between the logs that are stacked on...

View of the cable system used for logging. Men can be seen standing between the logs that are stacked on the ground of the forest.

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White Pine Trees

Date:1915

Two men sitting and standing at the base of a white pine tree.

Two men sitting and standing at the base of a white pine tree.

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Logging Tool Display

Date:1915

Display of tools that the Potlatch Lumber Company loggers used for logging.

Display of tools that the Potlatch Lumber Company loggers used for logging.

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White Pine King

Date:1970

Marvin Miller (left) and Byers Sanderson (right) standing at the stump of the White Pine King. The White Pine King...

Marvin Miller (left) and Byers Sanderson (right) standing at the stump of the White Pine King. The White Pine King was the largest known white pine tree at the time.

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The Timberman Article

Date:9/1/1918

An article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses a new electric...

An article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses a new electric dishwasher that was being installed and the new blankets and sheets that are being provided.

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The Timberman Article

Date:9/1/1918

A continuation of an article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses...

A continuation of an article in The Timberman about modern innovations that the Potlatch lumber camps were making. It discusses the installation of a new cafeteria, new caterpillars, and a new lighting system.

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Last Rites Article

Date:11/1/1951

Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William...

Article talking about William Helmer's life. William Helmer was the oldest employee of the Potlatch Forests Inc. and helped William Deary operate Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Short Wave Radio Article

Date:11/1/1951

Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston...

Article discussing the impact of having radios for the lumber camps. The top left picture shows man talking to Lewiston from one of the portable radio stations near Camp 44, which is in the Avery logging area. The top right picture shows that a clearing that was made for transmission lines to be laid.

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Conklin Deep Creek View

Date:1930

A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.

A view of Deep Creek looking Northeast from the Old Conklin House. Photograph taken in 1930.

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Tramway Cable System

Date:1915

An article in The Timberman showing the PLC tramway cable system. A system of cables can be seen standing above...

An article in The Timberman showing the PLC tramway cable system. A system of cables can be seen standing above a stack of logs in the forest.

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Flapper Drawing

Date:4/9/1905

Drawing of a girl dressed as a flapper. On the side of the picture the writing identifies her as 'Daisy,...

Drawing of a girl dressed as a flapper. On the side of the picture the writing identifies her as 'Daisy, the Flapper'. The drawing was done by Nels Hougen at Camp 11 and was drawn for Daisy.

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Tribute to Daisy

Date:2/18/1993

A newspaper article by Barb Coyner about Daisy Wunderlich's impact on her.

A newspaper article by Barb Coyner about Daisy Wunderlich's impact on her.

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Identification of Potlatch Camps

Date:6/20/1979

Document identifying the location of many Potlatch Camps. Also described are the camp setting, the camp foreman or boss, and...

Document identifying the location of many Potlatch Camps. Also described are the camp setting, the camp foreman or boss, and the rail camps.

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Logging at Potlatch

Date:12/1/1928

A newspaper article by A. Whisnant about C. G. Nogle, the conductor in charge of the special train of the...

A newspaper article by A. Whisnant about C. G. Nogle, the conductor in charge of the special train of the Potlatch Lumber Co.

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Veteran PFI Cruiser

Date:5/1/1949

Newspaper article about Bill Helmer, a 45-year-old veteran PFI cruiser. It discusses the construction of Potlatch Lumber Company by Bill...

Newspaper article about Bill Helmer, a 45-year-old veteran PFI cruiser. It discusses the construction of Potlatch Lumber Company by Bill Helmer and William Deary. The picture was taken at a the Potlatch hotel.

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Measurement Document

Date:1885

Document explaining how to measure wood and lumber.

Document explaining how to measure wood and lumber.

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Bovill Map

Date:3/21/1905

Map of Bovill.

Map of Bovill.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:3/19/1918

Pay stub for Dewey Campbell. It says that he worked scalar at Camp No. 9 for 18 days at $75...

Pay stub for Dewey Campbell. It says that he worked scalar at Camp No. 9 for 18 days at $75 per month. He made $45 and had $1 taken out for hospital fees.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:3/22/1918

Pay stub for Frank Pitcher. It says that he worked as a cook at Camp No. 10 for 22 days...

Pay stub for Frank Pitcher. It says that he worked as a cook at Camp No. 10 for 22 days at $113 per month. He made $84.33 and had $1 taken out for hospital fees.

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Old Onklin Barn

Date:1930

An exterior view of the Old Conklin Barn. John McMana

An exterior view of the Old Conklin Barn. John McMana

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Personal Visit Document

Date:1994

Documentation of a personal visit to and a phone call with Julius Crane.

Documentation of a personal visit to and a phone call with Julius Crane.

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Document of Terms

Date:

A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations.

A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:11/2/1917

Pay stub for John Miller. It says that he worked at Camp No. 11 for 30 hours at $35 per...

Pay stub for John Miller. It says that he worked at Camp No. 11 for 30 hours at $35 per hour. He made $1,050 and had $366 taken out by the board.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:1/2/1917

Pay stub for Hermon Boyd. It says that he worked as a contractor at Camp No. 11 for $225 per...

Pay stub for Hermon Boyd. It says that he worked as a contractor at Camp No. 11 for $225 per month. He made $187.56 and had $85.95 taken out.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:3/19/1918

Pay stub for a man who worked as a scalar at Camp No. 9 for 15 days at $5 per...

Pay stub for a man who worked as a scalar at Camp No. 9 for 15 days at $5 per month. He made $2.50.

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PLC Pay Stub

Date:3/16/1918

Pay stub for W. W. Whitcomb, who worked as a sawyer at Camp No. 10 for 104 hours at $46.50...

Pay stub for W. W. Whitcomb, who worked as a sawyer at Camp No. 10 for 104 hours at $46.50 per hour. He made $48.36 and had $16.90 taken out.

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Cable System

Date:1915

View of the cable system used for logging. Four logs can be seen suspended using cables. Logs can also be...

View of the cable system used for logging. Four logs can be seen suspended using cables. Logs can also be seen spread on the ground of the forest.

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Logging Tractor

Date:1915

A tractor with stacks of logs chained to flat cars. A man can be seen standing on top of the...

A tractor with stacks of logs chained to flat cars. A man can be seen standing on top of the stacks of logs and another man can be seen standing next to the cars.

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Logging Equipment

Date:1915

A group of men working the logging equipment in a large building.

A group of men working the logging equipment in a large building.

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Log Building

Date:1915

Men sitting and standing on a logs that have been constructed into a structure.

Men sitting and standing on a logs that have been constructed into a structure.

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Ike Miller House

Date:1910

Ike Miller and his family outside the Ike Miller House. Photograph taken in 1910.

Ike Miller and his family outside the Ike Miller House. Photograph taken in 1910.

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Logging Steamboat

Date:1915

View of a steamboat being loaded with stacks of logs. A few men can be seen sitting in a canoe...

View of a steamboat being loaded with stacks of logs. A few men can be seen sitting in a canoe next to the boat.

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Logging Equipment

Date:1915

Three men holding a piece of equipment that is being used to cut down a tree.

Three men holding a piece of equipment that is being used to cut down a tree.

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Cable System

Date:1915

View of the cable system used for logging. A few logs can be seen suspended and being transported using cables....

View of the cable system used for logging. A few logs can be seen suspended and being transported using cables. Logs can also be seen spread on the ground of the forest.

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Logging Equipment

Date:1915

Men standing around a piece of logging equipment. Steam and can be seen coming out of the pipe at the...

Men standing around a piece of logging equipment. Steam and can be seen coming out of the pipe at the top.

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Logging Steamboat

Date:1915

A steamboat pulling a group of logs wrapped in chains in. Men can be seen in a boat in front...

A steamboat pulling a group of logs wrapped in chains in. Men can be seen in a boat in front of the logs and one man can be seen standing on top of the logs.

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Logging with Horses

Date:1915

Teams of horses pulling large logs that are sitting on carts. Men can be seen sitting on top of the...

Teams of horses pulling large logs that are sitting on carts. Men can be seen sitting on top of the logs.

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Bovill Main Street

Date:1913

View of Main Street in Bovill during winter. Many shops can be seen on the street. Beginning from the left,...

View of Main Street in Bovill during winter. Many shops can be seen on the street. Beginning from the left, the shops are Major and Peters Barber Shop, Bovill Drug, Spokane Hotel, Anderson and Anderson Barber Shop, Idle Hour Pool Hall, Grant and Giles Dry goods, E. K. Parker Menu's Furnishings, Post Office and Newsstand, and Sherman House.

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Document of Terms

Date:

A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations.

A list of terms that were commonly used by lumberjacks from Canada to Mexico on logging operations.

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Typed Letter

Date:7/5/1994

A typed letter informing Tom that the photographs had arrived and expressing interest in them.

A typed letter informing Tom that the photographs had arrived and expressing interest in them.

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Bovill Main Street

Date:1914

View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the disastrous fire in July of 1914. A person...

View of Main Street in Bovill after it was rebuilt after the disastrous fire in July of 1914. A person can be seen working in the window of a building.

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Old Conklin House

Date:1930

An exterior view of the Old Conklin House. John McManama lived here. Photograph taken in 1930.

An exterior view of the Old Conklin House. John McManama lived here. Photograph taken in 1930.

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Logging Operation

Date:1915

View of a PLC logging operation. Men can be seen standing on the equipment.

View of a PLC logging operation. Men can be seen standing on the equipment.

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Log Loading Crew

Date:1915

View of a Bovill log loading crew. Men can be seen sitting on the equipment and standing next to a...

View of a Bovill log loading crew. Men can be seen sitting on the equipment and standing next to a stack of logs.

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Early Day Equipment

Date:1915

View of equipment used in the early days for logging. Men can be seen sitting and standing next to the...

View of equipment used in the early days for logging. Men can be seen sitting and standing next to the equipment and a stack of logs can be seen sitting on top of it.

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Log Deck

Date:1915

View of a log deck of ponderosa pine. Two men can be seen standing on logs that are spread on...

View of a log deck of ponderosa pine. Two men can be seen standing on logs that are spread on the ground of a forest.

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Cable Repair

Date:1927

A time out at PLC Camp 3A in order to repair a cable on a logging equipment. A stack of...

A time out at PLC Camp 3A in order to repair a cable on a logging equipment. A stack of logs can be seen stacked around the piece of equipment

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Train Load

Date:1925

View of a train hauling stacks of logs on railroad cars. A group of men can be seen standing next...

View of a train hauling stacks of logs on railroad cars. A group of men can be seen standing next to and on the train.

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Loggers

Date:1927

Two men standing on top of a stack of logs in a forest. Malcolm Rossman is the man on the...

Two men standing on top of a stack of logs in a forest. Malcolm Rossman is the man on the left.

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Log Loading

Date:1925

View of a PLC log loading operation. Men can be seen standing around a piece of equipment that is loading...

View of a PLC log loading operation. Men can be seen standing around a piece of equipment that is loading logs onto railroad cars.

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Steam Donkey Operations

Date:1920

View of two steam donkey operations. Two men can be seen standing next to the equipment.

View of two steam donkey operations. Two men can be seen standing next to the equipment.

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Steam Donkey Operation

Date:1920

Two men standing in front of a steam donkey engine.

Two men standing in front of a steam donkey engine.

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Kennedy Ford Grange

Date:1925

An exterior view of the Kennedy Ford Grange N. 177. The building was constructed in 1906.

An exterior view of the Kennedy Ford Grange N. 177. The building was constructed in 1906.

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Model 60 Tractor

Date:1920

View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. Two men can be seen standing on...

View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. Two men can be seen standing on top of a stack of logs that are chained to the tractor.

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Model 60 Tractor

Date:1920

View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. A group of men can be seen...

View of a 'Best' set of high wheels and a model 60 tractor. A group of men can be seen standing on top of a stack of logs that are chained to the tractor.

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Group Photo

Date:1920

Photo of a group of men. The men are all wearing hats and are standing behind railroad tracks.

Photo of a group of men. The men are all wearing hats and are standing behind railroad tracks.

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Yard Crew

Date:1920

Group photo of the Bovill cedar pole yard crew. The men are all wearing hat and are sitting and standing...

Group photo of the Bovill cedar pole yard crew. The men are all wearing hat and are sitting and standing on logs. Two men can be seen holding a saw.

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The Scalers

Date:1920

Document discussing the importance of scaling logs as well as the characteristics of a good scaler.

Document discussing the importance of scaling logs as well as the characteristics of a good scaler.

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Scaler

Date:1920

A man scaling a log. He can be seen standing among stacks of logs and holding a book in his...

A man scaling a log. He can be seen standing among stacks of logs and holding a book in his hand.

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PLC Camp

Date:1920

View of a Potlatch Lumber Company camp. Men can be seen standing next to buildings in the camp.

View of a Potlatch Lumber Company camp. Men can be seen standing next to buildings in the camp.

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Cook House

Date:1920

View of the cookhouse at Camp 6. Two men in aprons can be seen standing next to tables that have...

View of the cookhouse at Camp 6. Two men in aprons can be seen standing next to tables that have dishes stacked on them.

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Camp 5

Date:1908

View of Potlatch Lumber Company camp 5, which is located west of Bovill. Men and horses can be seen standing...

View of Potlatch Lumber Company camp 5, which is located west of Bovill. Men and horses can be seen standing next to white tents on the camp.

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Bovill Hospital

Date:1925

View of the hospital in Bovill, ID. Two people can be seen standing on the street outside the hospital and...

View of the hospital in Bovill, ID. Two people can be seen standing on the street outside the hospital and a building can be seen behind it.

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Old Kellmer Place

Date:1925

A view of the buildings and fields around the Old Kellmer Place.

A view of the buildings and fields around the Old Kellmer Place.

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Potlatch Piling

Date:1920

View of the Potlatch selective logging and brush piling. A few men can be seen standing in the forest next...

View of the Potlatch selective logging and brush piling. A few men can be seen standing in the forest next to tree stumps, logs laying on the ground, and a railroad track.

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Shay No. 100

Date:1920

A group of ladies visiting the Shay No. 100 locomotive near Bovill, Idaho. The locomotive was purchased in 1906 and...

A group of ladies visiting the Shay No. 100 locomotive near Bovill, Idaho. The locomotive was purchased in 1906 and scrapped in 1939. A group of ladies can be seen standing on the locomotive and man can be seen standing next to it in the snow.

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Superintendent Residence

Date:1920

View of T. P. Jones', the logging superintendent, residence in Bovill, Idaho. The house is surrounded by trees and logs....

View of T. P. Jones', the logging superintendent, residence in Bovill, Idaho. The house is surrounded by trees and logs.

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Logging

Date:1911

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest.

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down a tree in a forest.

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White Pine King

Date:1975

Article discussing the largest White Pine tree, which was cut down with the other 'Kings' by the sawyers of the...

Article discussing the largest White Pine tree, which was cut down with the other 'Kings' by the sawyers of the Potlatch Lumber Company on December 12, 1911.

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White Pine King

Date:1911

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings'

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings'

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White Pine King

Date:1911

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings' The...

Two men using a crosscut saw to cut down the White Pine King in a forest of other 'Kings' The white pine king was the largest known white pine. The photo was taken just before the tree fell.

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Park Gathering

Date:1955

A photograph of a large group of people in a wooded park eating and conversing.

A photograph of a large group of people in a wooded park eating and conversing.

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Lifting Logs

Date:1955

The LeTourneau log unloading machine lifting logs from a train car.

The LeTourneau log unloading machine lifting logs from a train car.

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Loading the Truck

Date:1955

The LeTourneau log unloading machine placing logs into the back of a truck.

The LeTourneau log unloading machine placing logs into the back of a truck.

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W. McMurray Place Mine Cart (front)

Date:8/28/1984

The front of a wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in...

The front of a wooden mine card from the old mine on W. McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in Deep Creek area Idaho.

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Winter at the Old Kellmer Place

Date:1923

A view of the buildings and snow covered fields around the Old Kellmer Place in winter. Photograph taken about 1923....

A view of the buildings and snow covered fields around the Old Kellmer Place in winter. Photograph taken about 1923.

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LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine

Date:1955

A closer side view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks carrying a bundle of logs.

A closer side view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks carrying a bundle of logs.

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Relaxing by the Trees

Date:1955

A group of people sitting amongst the trees at a park.

A group of people sitting amongst the trees at a park.

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Tipped Railroad Car

Date:1955

A railroad car that was once filled with logs after it was tipped over by the LeTourneau log unloading machine....

A railroad car that was once filled with logs after it was tipped over by the LeTourneau log unloading machine.

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Finish Line

Date:1955

Women running towards a finish line at the end of a race.

Women running towards a finish line at the end of a race.

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Log Unloading Machine; Full Side View

Date:1955

A full picture of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks.

A full picture of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks.

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LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine Driver

Date:1955

View of the driver and mechanics of the LeTourneau log unloading machine.

View of the driver and mechanics of the LeTourneau log unloading machine.

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Log Unloading Machine in the Yard

Date:1955

A front view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling- like hooks in front of several stacks of logs...

A front view of the LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling- like hooks in front of several stacks of logs and the town.

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LeTourneau Log Unloading Machine

Date:1955

A LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks holding onto the logs as they are moved around the yard.

A LeTourneau log unloading machine with grappling-like hooks holding onto the logs as they are moved around the yard.

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Running from the Fall

Date:1955

Two men pulling something away from the tipped rail car while others analyze the event.

Two men pulling something away from the tipped rail car while others analyze the event.

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Analyzing the Aftermath

Date:1955

Workers inspecting the tipped rail car and the LeTourneau log unloading machine.

Workers inspecting the tipped rail car and the LeTourneau log unloading machine.

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House & Cellar on Doty Place

Date:1925

An exterior view of a house and cellar on Doty Place.

An exterior view of a house and cellar on Doty Place.

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Log Unloading Machine Deconstruction

Date:8/1/1956

The LeTourneau log unloading machine beginning to take off the rooftop of a structure.

The LeTourneau log unloading machine beginning to take off the rooftop of a structure.

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Office Building

Date:1955

A photograph of an office building with nice landscaping.

A photograph of an office building with nice landscaping.

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Log Unloading Machine Demolition

Date:8/1/1956

The LeTourneau log unloading machine taking the roof off of a structure.

The LeTourneau log unloading machine taking the roof off of a structure.

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Man on the Phone

Date:6/1/1954

A photograph of a man at his desk on the phone.

A photograph of a man at his desk on the phone.

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Retirement Party

Date:12/17/1971

Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund with their wives at their retirement party.

Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund with their wives at their retirement party.

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Retirement Party Guests

Date:12/17/1971

The tables were full at the Log Cabin for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party.

The tables were full at the Log Cabin for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party.

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Retirement Party Toast

Date:12/17/1971

A man giving a toast for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund at their retirement party.

A man giving a toast for Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund at their retirement party.

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Retirement Party Guests

Date:12/17/1971

The opposite view of the guests at Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party at the Log Cabin.

The opposite view of the guests at Lee Gale and Pedie Alsterlund's retirement party at the Log Cabin.

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Tent Shaped Building

Date:4/1/1965

A view of a tent shaped building.

A view of a tent shaped building.

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Parking Lot by Tent Shaped Building

Date:12/1/1964

A view of the tent shaped building from the parking lot.

A view of the tent shaped building from the parking lot.

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Elk River Sawmill

Date:1911

A panoramic view of the Elk River sawmill as it looked in 1911. Axel helped cut the tree to clear...

A panoramic view of the Elk River sawmill as it looked in 1911. Axel helped cut the tree to clear the land for the townsite in 1909. In 1910 he helped derdge out the area for the log pond shown in the foreground.

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Five Men

Date:1/1/1956

A photograph of fie men in their coats and hats walking.

A photograph of fie men in their coats and hats walking.

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Directing a Group

Date:1955

A man directing people to go through the line to get food.

A man directing people to go through the line to get food.

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Distributing Paper Ware and Cups

Date:1955

A group of people behind tables with boxes of cups and paper ware.

A group of people behind tables with boxes of cups and paper ware.

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Three Men in a Row

Date:1955

Three men sitting in the grass wit a large group of people behind them.

Three men sitting in the grass wit a large group of people behind them.

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Pots on a Stovetop

Date:1955

A view of the food cooking in pots while a large group of people wait eagerly behind.

A view of the food cooking in pots while a large group of people wait eagerly behind.

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A Road Through the Sawmill

Date:1952

A photograph of the road through the sawmill.

A photograph of the road through the sawmill.

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Potlatch Anniversary Special Banner

Date:9/1/1955

A photograph of a banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special on a Northern Pac train car.

A photograph of a banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special on a Northern Pac train car.

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Waiting for the Train

Date:9/1/1955

A large line of people waiting to get on the train for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

A large line of people waiting to get on the train for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

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Sawmill Operations

Date:1955

A view over some of the machinery at the sawmill.

A view over some of the machinery at the sawmill.

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The Passenger Train

Date:9/1/1955

The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

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Ned Hanna's 1927 Chevy

Date:1930

Pearl Kellmer driving Ned Hanna's 1927 Chev. Photograph is looking Southeast from the Deep Creek Old Pine Tree.

Pearl Kellmer driving Ned Hanna's 1927 Chev. Photograph is looking Southeast from the Deep Creek Old Pine Tree.

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The Passenger Train

Date:9/1/1955

The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

The passenger train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

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The Conductor

Date:9/1/1955

The conductor the train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

The conductor the train used for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special.

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Outside the Passenger Train

Date:9/1/1955

A man and a woman with a camera outside the passenger car with the banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary...

A man and a woman with a camera outside the passenger car with the banner for the Potlatch 50th Anniversary Special. You can see children's heads in the windows.

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Three Men

Date:11/1/1953

Three men of what appears to be different professions.

Three men of what appears to be different professions.

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Four Men

Date:7/1/1954

Four men in front of a building.

Four men in front of a building.

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Six Men

Date:1955

A group of six men wearing hats in front of a building.

A group of six men wearing hats in front of a building.

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Eight Men

Date:1960

A group of eight men in a building wearing hats.

A group of eight men in a building wearing hats.

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Thirteen Men

Date:12/1/1964

A group of thirteen men in coats to combat the cold weather.

A group of thirteen men in coats to combat the cold weather.

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Palouse Valley Tree Farm Sign

Date:1960

A sign for the Palouse Valley Tree Farms sponsored by Princeton Mountain Home, Kennedy Ford, and Rock Creek Granges.

A sign for the Palouse Valley Tree Farms sponsored by Princeton Mountain Home, Kennedy Ford, and Rock Creek Granges.

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Smoke Stack

Date:1960

Three smoke stacks bellowing smoke.

Three smoke stacks bellowing smoke.

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Frank Hanna Near Woody Grade

Date:1923

Frank Hanna, Tom Lowe (of English royal blood), and Sweet John stand by some farming equipment near Woody Grade. Photograph...

Frank Hanna, Tom Lowe (of English royal blood), and Sweet John stand by some farming equipment near Woody Grade. Photograph taken in 1923.

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American Flag

Date:1960

A photograph of the American Flag with another flag below it.

A photograph of the American Flag with another flag below it.

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Sawmill Buildings

Date:1960

A photo of a structure and some buildings at a lumber mill.

A photo of a structure and some buildings at a lumber mill.

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Tracks and Platform

Date:1960

A photograph of railroad tracks, a platform, and piping.

A photograph of railroad tracks, a platform, and piping.

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Siding Construction

Date:2/1/1956

A group of people building the side of a structure.

A group of people building the side of a structure.

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Unfinished Structure

Date:2/1/1956

A photograph of an unfinished structure.

A photograph of an unfinished structure.

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Power Lines

Date:6/1/1955

Power lines behind a building. The photograph over looks rolling hills in the background.

Power lines behind a building. The photograph over looks rolling hills in the background.

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Lumber Yard

Date:6/1/1955

A photograph of the lumber yard from a distance.

A photograph of the lumber yard from a distance.

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Crane on Lumber Road

Date:2/1/1956

A road in a lumber yard leading to a truck with a crane like machine attached.

A road in a lumber yard leading to a truck with a crane like machine attached.

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Collapse of a Structure

Date:2/1/1956

The aftermath of a structure being demolished.

The aftermath of a structure being demolished.

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Seven Men on the Job

Date:2/1/1956

A photograph of seven men. Some are posing, some are conversing, and some are walking away.

A photograph of seven men. Some are posing, some are conversing, and some are walking away.

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House on the Doty Place

Date:1925

An exterior view of the house on the Doty Place. Byron Crithfield lived here. Photograph taken around 1925.

An exterior view of the house on the Doty Place. Byron Crithfield lived here. Photograph taken around 1925.

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Crane and Container

Date:1955

A crane lifting a large container that appears to attach to trucks.

A crane lifting a large container that appears to attach to trucks.

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Flooded Building

Date:1955

A photograph of the outside of a building during a flood.

A photograph of the outside of a building during a flood.

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Flooded Sawmill

Date:1955

A photograph of the flooded sawmill.

A photograph of the flooded sawmill.

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Flooding Aftermath

Date:1955-07

The aftermath of the flood at the sawmill.

The aftermath of the flood at the sawmill.

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Logs After the Flood

Date:1955

Messy piles of logs in mud and large puddles after a flood.

Messy piles of logs in mud and large puddles after a flood.

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Flooded Sawmill Building

Date:1955

A photograph of the outside of a building used at the sawmill during a flood.

A photograph of the outside of a building used at the sawmill during a flood.

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Low Water Levels

Date:7/1/1955

A photograph by the main sawmill of the low water levels in the log pond.

A photograph by the main sawmill of the low water levels in the log pond.

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River Dam

Date:7/1/1955

The dam is closed causing low water levels in the log pond.

The dam is closed causing low water levels in the log pond.

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Log Pond at Low Water Levels

Date:7/1/1955

Logs on the muddy remains of log pond.

Logs on the muddy remains of log pond.

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Stranded Logs

Date:7/1/1955

With no water in the pond, logs sit unmoved on the mud.

With no water in the pond, logs sit unmoved on the mud.

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Mrs Gonser and Mrs. Alfred Weible

Date:1925

Flora, Dora, Mrs. Gonser, Lena, and Emma (Mrs. Alfred Weible) posing together in a field.

Flora, Dora, Mrs. Gonser, Lena, and Emma (Mrs. Alfred Weible) posing together in a field.

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Dry Log Pond

Date:1955

Logs stranded in the mud of the log pond during a time of extremely low water levels.

Logs stranded in the mud of the log pond during a time of extremely low water levels.

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Log Slip

Date:1955

A photograph of the log slip used to transport logs from the pond to the mill.

A photograph of the log slip used to transport logs from the pond to the mill.

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Log Pond

Date:6/1/1955

Logs floating in the log pone next to a grassy hill.

Logs floating in the log pone next to a grassy hill.

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Frozen Beams

Date:11/1/1955

Beams and other parts of this building structure completely covered in ice crystals.

Beams and other parts of this building structure completely covered in ice crystals.

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Building Covered in Ice

Date:11/1/1955

A photograph of a building covered in icicles just in November.

A photograph of a building covered in icicles just in November.

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Frozen Structure

Date:11/1/1955

Beams , walls, and other parts of this building completely covered by icicles.

Beams , walls, and other parts of this building completely covered by icicles.

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Crane Lifting Block

Date:1965

A crane lifting a concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle....

A crane lifting a concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle.

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Pipe in Ground

Date:1965

A photograph of a pipe in the mud of the ground.

A photograph of a pipe in the mud of the ground.

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Lineman

Date:6/1/1955

A view of a lineman at the top of a telephone pole with a man leaning against a car watching...

A view of a lineman at the top of a telephone pole with a man leaning against a car watching him from below.

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Rushing Water

Date:5/1/1964

Water rushing from a controlled area to an open area.

Water rushing from a controlled area to an open area.

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Woodfell, Idaho

Date:1970

A man standing outside a hand built log building, the Woodfell, Idaho, United States Post Office. Photograph taken around 1970....

A man standing outside a hand built log building, the Woodfell, Idaho, United States Post Office. Photograph taken around 1970.

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Atop the Dam

Date:11/1/1955

Five men working on top of the dam.

Five men working on top of the dam.

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Low Water Levels at the Dam

Date:1969

A photograph of the dam with low water levels.

A photograph of the dam with low water levels.

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Excavator Digging

Date:1965

An excavator removing dirt from the side of a hill.

An excavator removing dirt from the side of a hill.

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Digging Machines

Date:1965

An excavator and an employee on another machine.

An excavator and an employee on another machine.

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Concrete Structure

Date:1969

A concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle.

A concrete block missing the side and top with a pendulum like metal piece in the middle.

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Moving Dirt

Date:1965

An excavator and other machines changing the landscape of the hill by moving dirt.

An excavator and other machines changing the landscape of the hill by moving dirt.

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Smokestack

Date:1965

A photograph of one smokestack.

A photograph of one smokestack.

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Keep Idaho Green'

Date:5/1/1964

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

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Keep Idaho Green'

Date:5/1/1964

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

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Lumber Carriers

Date:1965

Lumber carriers in the Potlatch lumber yards.

Lumber carriers in the Potlatch lumber yards.

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Near Addy, Washington

Date:1922

John McManama, George McManama, and Mrs. McManama next to their vehicle. Photograph taken in 1922, near Addy, Washington.

John McManama, George McManama, and Mrs. McManama next to their vehicle. Photograph taken in 1922, near Addy, Washington.

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Ross Carrier

Date:1965

A photograph of a worker running the ross lumber carrier at the Potlatch mill.

A photograph of a worker running the ross lumber carrier at the Potlatch mill.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1965

The 'Hyster' lifting lumber from the top of a large stack.

The 'Hyster' lifting lumber from the top of a large stack.

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Steam and Power Lines

Date:1964

A view of power lines and steam coming from a building.

A view of power lines and steam coming from a building.

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Organizing Lumber

Date:1965

The 'Hyster' placing the lumber in a covered area

The 'Hyster' placing the lumber in a covered area

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Watch Your Step'

Date:1965

A photograph of a sign that reads, 'It's hell to be a cripple, watch your step.'

A photograph of a sign that reads, 'It's hell to be a cripple, watch your step.'

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Accidents Don't Just Happen'

Date:1955

A photograph of a sign that reads, 'Accidents Don't Just Happen - They are Caused.'

A photograph of a sign that reads, 'Accidents Don't Just Happen - They are Caused.'

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Potlatch Steam Engine Retired

Date:1/26/1947

A news article about the retirement of the H.P. Corliss Engine that was installed in 1906.

A news article about the retirement of the H.P. Corliss Engine that was installed in 1906.

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Five Men on a Bench

Date:1965

A photo of five men on a bench at a park for some type of gathering.

A photo of five men on a bench at a park for some type of gathering.

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Sawyers and Sawing

Date:1946

An article about the processes and training for sawmill activities.

An article about the processes and training for sawmill activities.

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Keep Idaho Green'

Date:5/1/1964

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

A sign from Potlatch Forests Inc. asking to 'Keep Idaho Green.'

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Township Map North of Harvard Idaho

Date:1950

A township map of land North of Hardarv, Idaho. Several lots are diagramed, and a hand written note points to...

A township map of land North of Hardarv, Idaho. Several lots are diagramed, and a hand written note points to Woodfell on the J. J. Johnson lot south of the School.

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Tussock Moth Attacks Latah County Woodlands'

Date:10/1/1946

An article from the Family Tree about the Tussock Moth affecting Douglas fir and Grand fir trees in Latah County....

An article from the Family Tree about the Tussock Moth affecting Douglas fir and Grand fir trees in Latah County. It goes through the effects of the moth and how it affects the surrounding environment.

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Retirement and 25 Year Club

Date:4/1/1946

Page 5 from the Family Tree with articles about Ray Woesner retiring and the formation of the twenty-five year club....

Page 5 from the Family Tree with articles about Ray Woesner retiring and the formation of the twenty-five year club.

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Keep Idaho Green

Date:4/1/1946

The continuation of an article from The Family Tree about keeping Idaho green throughout tourism and fire hazards.

The continuation of an article from The Family Tree about keeping Idaho green throughout tourism and fire hazards.

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Weyerhaeuser & Co.

Date:3/20/1905

Weyerhaeuser & Co., Lumber, Lath and Shingles in St. Paul, Minnesota letterhead.

Weyerhaeuser & Co., Lumber, Lath and Shingles in St. Paul, Minnesota letterhead.

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Delivered Price List of Western Pine Lumber

Date:4/10/1905

A document containing the delivered price list of western pine lumber and terms of purchase from the Potlatch Lumber Company...

A document containing the delivered price list of western pine lumber and terms of purchase from the Potlatch Lumber Company in Palouse, Washington.

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Wholesale Delivered Price List

Date:1/15/1905

A document containing the wholesale delivered price list of western pine lumber along with the terms for purchase from the...

A document containing the wholesale delivered price list of western pine lumber along with the terms for purchase from the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Railway, Iron Works, and Forest Fire Association

Date:{1907-01-01,1909-05-26,1904-03-26,1909-04-15}

Letterheads for: Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company, Union Iron Works, and Washington Forest Fire Association.

Letterheads for: Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company, Union Iron Works, and Washington Forest Fire Association.

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Lumber Company, Manufacturers, and Machinery

Date:7/14/1905

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; The National Lumber Manufacturers' Association; and The Berlin Machine Works Builders Wood-Working Machinery.

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; The National Lumber Manufacturers' Association; and The Berlin Machine Works Builders Wood-Working Machinery.

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Chamber of Commerce, Retail, Attorney, and Railways

Date:{1909-08-31,1909-12-23,1905-02-16,1909-09-03}

Letterheads for: Spokane Chamber of Commerce; John W. Graham & Co., wholesale and retail dealers of paper products; W. E....

Letterheads for: Spokane Chamber of Commerce; John W. Graham & Co., wholesale and retail dealers of paper products; W. E. Borah, attorney at law of Boise City, Idaho; and the office of the president of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Puget Sound Railway Company.

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Palouse Flour Mill

Date:5/29/1907

Palouse Flour Mill, manufacturers and dealers of fine flour and feed in Palouse, Washington.

Palouse Flour Mill, manufacturers and dealers of fine flour and feed in Palouse, Washington.

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Mill Site at W. McMurray Place

Date:8/11/1984

The mill site on the old Alva Strong Place (W. McMurray Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

The mill site on the old Alva Strong Place (W. McMurray Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

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Aerial Photograph of Deep Creek

Date:9/24/1940

An aerial photograph of the Deep Creek region. Many locations are marked on the photograph: Sandrock Place; Lone Jack Mt.;...

An aerial photograph of the Deep Creek region. Many locations are marked on the photograph: Sandrock Place; Lone Jack Mt.; Cora (OldKidwell Place); Hutton Place; Sam Hutton; Martin Anderson Woolverton Place; Ripley Place; Art Kislig; Old Outside Dance Hall; 4th of July Celebration.

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Lumber, Timber, Company, and Bank

Date:{1909-07-06,1910-01-24,1909-07-10,1909-01-12}

Letterheads for: Bonners Ferry Lumber Company, Northern Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann Company, and Potlatch State Bank....

Letterheads for: Bonners Ferry Lumber Company, Northern Lumber Company, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company, Weyerhaeuser & Denkmann Company, and Potlatch State Bank.

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Lumber, Boxes, Shoes, and Iron Works

Date:{1910,1909-08-22,1904-03-01,1904-01-25}

Letterheads for: the Potlatch Lumber Company, National Lumber & Box Co., Crane Shoe Company, and Diamond Iron Works.

Letterheads for: the Potlatch Lumber Company, National Lumber & Box Co., Crane Shoe Company, and Diamond Iron Works.

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Brick & Lime, Saw Tools, and Surety Bonds

Date:{1910-01-03,1905-05-01,1905-04-19}

Letterheads for: Washington Brick, Lime, & Manufacturing Company; Henry Disston & Sons, Incorporated saw, tool, steel, and file works; and...

Letterheads for: Washington Brick, Lime, & Manufacturing Company; Henry Disston & Sons, Incorporated saw, tool, steel, and file works; and Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland surety bonds.

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Lumber Manufacturers and Insurance

Date:{1909-09-29,1909-09-08,1909-07-12,1909-09-20}

Letterheads for: Mann Lumber Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, Lamb-Darrs Lumber Company, and Citizens Fire Insurance Company.

Letterheads for: Mann Lumber Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, Lamb-Darrs Lumber Company, and Citizens Fire Insurance Company.

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Pine, Fuel & Ice, Forestry Bureau, Railway, and Iron Works

Date:{1909-12-01,1904-08-29,1904-01-01,1909-10-05}

Letterheads for: Henry Turrish of Pine Lands and Lumber; Union Fuel & Ice Company; United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau...

Letterheads for: Henry Turrish of Pine Lands and Lumber; Union Fuel & Ice Company; United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Forestry, Coeur D' Alene & Spokane Railway Company, Limited; and Union Iron Works of mining, smelting, and saw mill machinery.

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Land, Logging, Banks, Timber, Securities, and Improvement

Date:{1907-05-03,1904-02-05,1907-07-27,1905-09-07,1904-01-09}

Letterheads for: Musser-Sauntry Land, Logging, and Manufacturing Company; the German American National Bank; Drew Timber Company; P.&P.M. Musser Securities Company,...

Letterheads for: Musser-Sauntry Land, Logging, and Manufacturing Company; the German American National Bank; Drew Timber Company; P.&P.M. Musser Securities Company, and Payette Improvement & Boom Company.

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Grain, Railway, Lumber, and Manufacturing

Date:{1908-12-04,1909-04-05,1909-09-18,1904-02-17}

Letterheads for: Washington Grain & Milling Company, dealers in hay, grain, and feed; Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company; Potlatch...

Letterheads for: Washington Grain & Milling Company, dealers in hay, grain, and feed; Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway Company; Potlatch Lumber Company; and Payette Lumber and Manufacturing Company.

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Lumber, Land Investment, and Boiler Works

Date:{1904-07-04,1904-02-10,1904-06-04,1904-04-18}

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, General Manager of the Potlatch Lumber Company; Pine Land...

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, General Manager of the Potlatch Lumber Company; Pine Land Investment Company; Payette Lumber and Manufacturing Company; and Diamond Boiler Works.

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F. Weyerhaeuser, Lumber, and Fruitlands

Date:{1907-06-04,1909-06-04,1909-04-19}

Letterheads for: the office of F. Weyerhaeuser, Potlatch Lumber Company, and Lake and Rickerd fruit lands and city property.

Letterheads for: the office of F. Weyerhaeuser, Potlatch Lumber Company, and Lake and Rickerd fruit lands and city property.

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Boom, Mills, Town site, and House Furnishing Companies

Date:{1904-10-13,1884-12-31,1907-09-19,1903-04-24}

Letterheads for: the office of St. Joe Boom Company, Limited, organized by F.J. Davies of the Rutledge Timber Company; Glen...

Letterheads for: the office of St. Joe Boom Company, Limited, organized by F.J. Davies of the Rutledge Timber Company; Glen Roller Mills monthly statements; The Bovill Town site Company, Limited; and Tull an Gibbs, complete house furnishers.

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Township Map

Date:1918

A map depicting railroad lines in Township nos. 40 & 41 by Range Nos. 2W & 1W. The towns of...

A map depicting railroad lines in Township nos. 40 & 41 by Range Nos. 2W & 1W. The towns of Bovill and Collins are labeled. Several Potlatch Lumber Company camps are identified along the C. M. P. Sp. Railroad.

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Henry Turrish, State Bank, Lumber, and Weyerhaeuser

Date:7/28/1905

Letterheads for: Henry Turrish, dealer in pine, ha4rdwood, farming lands, logs, and lumber; Muss & Lumber Company; the office of...

Letterheads for: Henry Turrish, dealer in pine, ha4rdwood, farming lands, logs, and lumber; Muss & Lumber Company; the office of Frederick Weyerhaeuser; and Weyerhaeuser & Company lumber, lath, and shingles all courtesy of Tom Burg.

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Lumber Pine, Forest, Mills, and Railways

Date:1905

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; Northland Pine Company; Potlatch Lumber Company, manufacturers and distributers of Weyerhaeuser Forest Products; W.A. Wilkinson,...

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company; Northland Pine Company; Potlatch Lumber Company, manufacturers and distributers of Weyerhaeuser Forest Products; W.A. Wilkinson, designer and builder of saw and planing mills; the office of F. Weyerhaeuser; and Spokane & Inland Railway Company.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Letterheads

Date:1905

Letterheads for: lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, general manager, and general operations of the Potlatch Lumber Company.

Letterheads for: lumber, boxes, and moldings; Wm. Deary, general manager, and general operations of the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Letterheads 2

Date:3/1/1905

Letterheads for various aspects of the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of Tom Burg.

Letterheads for various aspects of the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of Tom Burg.

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Surety, Tarrant, and Leather Belting

Date:{1905-03-06,1905-05-15,1909-12-20}

Letterheads for: National Surety Company, Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company, and Chicago Belting Company.

Letterheads for: National Surety Company, Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company, and Chicago Belting Company.

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Wholesale Delivered Price List and Terms

Date:1905

The cover and back of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine Lumber from the Potlatch Lumber Company....

The cover and back of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine Lumber from the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Wholesale Delivered Price List Inside

Date:1/15/1910

The inside of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine from the Potlatch Lumber Company.

The inside of the wholesale delivered price list of Idaho White Pine from the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Western Pine Price List

Date:12/15/1905

A Western Pine Price List of association standard grades of lumber.

A Western Pine Price List of association standard grades of lumber.

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Dry Kiln, Insurance, and Advertising

Date:{1905-08-02,1905-07-17,1905-04-03}

Letterheads for: The Morton Down Draft Moist Air Dry Kiln, Lumbermen's Insurance Company, and National Advertising Company.

Letterheads for: The Morton Down Draft Moist Air Dry Kiln, Lumbermen's Insurance Company, and National Advertising Company.

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American Hoist & Derrick Co.

Date:5/21/1909

American Hoist & Derrick Co., a contracting and quarrying machinery company based in St. Paul Minnesota, letterhead.

American Hoist & Derrick Co., a contracting and quarrying machinery company based in St. Paul Minnesota, letterhead.

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Elk River Historical Society Letter

Date:3/30/2001

A letter from Dawn Tillson containing information about the winter of 1935 and plane activity/crashes in the St. Joe National...

A letter from Dawn Tillson containing information about the winter of 1935 and plane activity/crashes in the St. Joe National Forest.

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Jewell Nursery and Crane Shoe Companies

Date:{1897-04-26,1906-07-01}

Letterheads on invoices from The Jewell Nursery Company and the Crane Shoe Company.

Letterheads on invoices from The Jewell Nursery Company and the Crane Shoe Company.

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Labor Journal, Christian Association, Union Church, and Lumber

Date:{1909-09-09,1909-11-18,1909-05-03,1910-07-01}

Letterheads for: The Washington Labor Journal, Spokane Young Men's Christian Association, The Union Church of Potlatch, and the Potlatch Lumber...

Letterheads for: The Washington Labor Journal, Spokane Young Men's Christian Association, The Union Church of Potlatch, and the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Boiler Inspection, Lumber, Logging, and Mills

Date:{1909-07-09,1907-09-21,1904-03-26}

Letterheads for: The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Retail Lumber and Fuel of the Potlatch Lumber Company, the...

Letterheads for: The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Retail Lumber and Fuel of the Potlatch Lumber Company, the logging department of the Potlatch Lumber Company, and W.A. Wilkinson the designer and builder of saw mills, and planing mills.

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Lumber; Machines; and the Palouse

Date:{1907-06-05,1909-10-15,1906-06-02,1909-05-20,1908-12-17}

Letterheads for: Pine Tree Lumber Company, S.A. Woods Machine Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, D. Simpson Co., and the Palouse Business...

Letterheads for: Pine Tree Lumber Company, S.A. Woods Machine Company, Potlatch Lumber Company, D. Simpson Co., and the Palouse Business College.

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Lumber Companies and Iron Works

Date:{1907-09-01,1909-03-24,1905-04-27}

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company, Grays Harbor Commercial Lumber Company, and The Vulcan Iron Works manufacturers of all classes of...

Letterheads for: Potlatch Lumber Company, Grays Harbor Commercial Lumber Company, and The Vulcan Iron Works manufacturers of all classes of machinery.

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Evart' Lumbering Tools

Date:1905

Illustrations of 'Evart' Lumbering tools manufactured by the Evart Tool Company in Evart, Michigan.

Illustrations of 'Evart' Lumbering tools manufactured by the Evart Tool Company in Evart, Michigan.

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Lumber and Pine Companies

Date:{1909-05-8,1904-01-30,1904-07-05,1903-03-21,1907-02-19}

Letterheads for: Laird Norton Lumber Company, Pine Tree Lumber Company, Northland Pine Company; and the Potlatch Lumber Company's Office of...

Letterheads for: Laird Norton Lumber Company, Pine Tree Lumber Company, Northland Pine Company; and the Potlatch Lumber Company's Office of Treasurer.

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Missoula Lumber Company

Date:7/25/1907

Missoula Lumber Company, manufacturers of western pine lumber letterhead.

Missoula Lumber Company, manufacturers of western pine lumber letterhead.

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Furniture, Timber, Lumber, John B. Rehl, and Merchandise

Date:{1904-12-10,1904-06-10,1908-01-13,1905-02-28}

Letterheads for: Grice & Son Furniture Dealers, Clearwater Timber Company, Humbird Lumber Company, John B. Rehil, and E. K. Parker...

Letterheads for: Grice & Son Furniture Dealers, Clearwater Timber Company, Humbird Lumber Company, John B. Rehil, and E. K. Parker & Company General Merchandise.

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Lumberman Advertising, Plants, Machines, and Locomotives

Date:{1909-07-27,1909-09-03,1909-09-19,1909-09-18}

Letterheads for: West Coast Lumberman, an advertising medium for mill machinery and lumbermen; W.A. Wilkinson, a designer and builder of...

Letterheads for: West Coast Lumberman, an advertising medium for mill machinery and lumbermen; W.A. Wilkinson, a designer and builder of lumber plants; The Westinghosue Machine Company of Pittsburg, PA; and Whitney Engineering Company of Heisler geared locomotives, engines, boilers, sawmills, and power plants.

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Elk River News Vol. XIV. cont.

Date:11/3/1932

A continuation of Elk River News Front Page's article 'Potlatch Officer Asserts Mill not to be Abandoned' along with Potlatch...

A continuation of Elk River News Front Page's article 'Potlatch Officer Asserts Mill not to be Abandoned' along with Potlatch announcements and a short article about the war veteran employment preference in Idaho.

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Iron and Steel, Logging, Timber Protection, and Town site Companies

Date:{1909-07-02,1910-02-25,1909-06-14,1909-08-16}

Letterheads for: Willamette Iron and Steel Works Manufacturing Engineers; the Logging Department of the Potlatch Lumber Company; the office of...

Letterheads for: Willamette Iron and Steel Works Manufacturing Engineers; the Logging Department of the Potlatch Lumber Company; the office of the secretary and treasurer of the Potlatch Timber Protective Association; and The Deary Town site Company.

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Saws, Lumber Company, and Varnish Works

Date:{1905-06-21,1907-02-28,1905-08-30}

Letterheads for: Joshua Oldham & Sons band, circular, and gang saws; Potlatch Lumber Company; and Excelsior Varnish Works.

Letterheads for: Joshua Oldham & Sons band, circular, and gang saws; Potlatch Lumber Company; and Excelsior Varnish Works.

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Forest and Conservation History

Date:1/1/1991

Volume 35 of 'Forest & Conservation History.' It is a special issue on Folklore with three stories of lumberjacks and...

Volume 35 of 'Forest & Conservation History.' It is a special issue on Folklore with three stories of lumberjacks and service rangers along with a sampler of forest folklore.

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Employees on the Pond

Date:1910

Ten employees on equipment on the log pond.

Ten employees on equipment on the log pond.

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White Pine Trees

Date:1910

Four men in a group of Idaho White Pine Trees.

Four men in a group of Idaho White Pine Trees.

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Steam Powered Log Machine

Date:1910

Employees in the log pond using a steam powered machine to lift logs out of the water.

Employees in the log pond using a steam powered machine to lift logs out of the water.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1910

A full view of a packed lumber yard.

A full view of a packed lumber yard.

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Shay Engine

Date:1910

A photograph of the Shay engine at the Potlatch Lumber Company hauling lumber.

A photograph of the Shay engine at the Potlatch Lumber Company hauling lumber.

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Employees in the Log Pond

Date:1910

Employees on logs with long sticks to maneuver around the pond.

Employees on logs with long sticks to maneuver around the pond.

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Tracks and Yard

Date:1910

A view of Potlatch, the lumber yard, and train tracks.

A view of Potlatch, the lumber yard, and train tracks.

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Elk River News Vol. XIII. Front Page

Date:9/8/1932

The front page of Elk River News addressing lumber business taxes, arson, unemployment grants, mining activities in Elk River, Reverend...

The front page of Elk River News addressing lumber business taxes, arson, unemployment grants, mining activities in Elk River, Reverend Richard T. 'Dick' Ferrell, and other small events in Bovil, Deary, Potlatch, and surrounding districts.

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Freeze Cemetery

Date:1980

A photograph of the Freeze Cemetery that was built in 1899 in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the Freeze Cemetery that was built in 1899 in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Men and Tents

Date:1910

Men posing for the photo outside of three tents made from logs and canvas.

Men posing for the photo outside of three tents made from logs and canvas.

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Caterpillar Logging

Date:1910

Snowy caterpillar logging in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

Snowy caterpillar logging in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Potlatch

Date:1910

A view of Potlatch, Idaho.

A view of Potlatch, Idaho.

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Three Men and a Tree

Date:1910

Three man standing in front of a tall Idaho White Pine Tree.

Three man standing in front of a tall Idaho White Pine Tree.

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Snowy Landscape

Date:1910

A photograph of tree covered mountains surrounding a snow filled valley with some buildings.

A photograph of tree covered mountains surrounding a snow filled valley with some buildings.

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White Pine

Date:1910

A photograph from the Potlatch Lumber Company of two men posing by brother and sister white pine trees.

A photograph from the Potlatch Lumber Company of two men posing by brother and sister white pine trees.

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Potlatch Lumber Company

Date:1910

Employees on a stack of logs by the log pond holding a sign that reads 'Potlatch LBR.CO. 1,110,000 Ft.'

Employees on a stack of logs by the log pond holding a sign that reads 'Potlatch LBR.CO. 1,110,000 Ft.'

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Donkey Engine

Date:1910

Three employees moving a donkey engine for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

Three employees moving a donkey engine for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Men in Front of a Building

Date:1910

Eleven men outside a wood building.

Eleven men outside a wood building.

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Elk River News Vol. XIV. Front Page

Date:11/3/1932

The front page of Elk River News addressing concerns about the Potlatch Forest Inc. abandoning the Potlatch Mill and accounting...

The front page of Elk River News addressing concerns about the Potlatch Forest Inc. abandoning the Potlatch Mill and accounting department, reopening of Boise Banking Institution, and the war on blister rust.

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Sawmill and Lumber Yard

Date:1910

A view of a full lumber yard and the sawmill.

A view of a full lumber yard and the sawmill.

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Potlatch Lumber 6. map

Date:5/16/1918

A map of Potlatch Lumber 6 covering Township Nos. 39N and 40N by Range No. 2E. C. M. & S....

A map of Potlatch Lumber 6 covering Township Nos. 39N and 40N by Range No. 2E. C. M. & S. +P. Line and Potlatch Lbr Co-Spurs are depicted on the map. May 16th 1918.

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Paul Welo Sawing

Date:1932

A photograph of Paul Welo sawing on rig No. 1 from the 10-19 Gale file.

A photograph of Paul Welo sawing on rig No. 1 from the 10-19 Gale file.

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Lumber Mill Machine

Date:1932

A photograph of a single employee next to a large machine and log at the lumber mill.

A photograph of a single employee next to a large machine and log at the lumber mill.

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Box Factory Crew

Date:1918

A photograph of 11 members of the Box Factory Crew.

A photograph of 11 members of the Box Factory Crew.

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Wayne McMurray Place Pond

Date:8/11/1984

A pond on the Wayne McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

A pond on the Wayne McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

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Sawmill Watercolor Card

Date:1945

This painting of a sawmill, with its glowing wigwam burner, was inspired by the scene of workers leaving a small...

This painting of a sawmill, with its glowing wigwam burner, was inspired by the scene of workers leaving a small northern Idaho mill at the end of their shift. Alf Dunn, University of Idaho Professor Emeritus of Art, created the watercolor. Bennett Lumber Products, Inc. has generously made the production of this card possible. The sale of this card, a fund-raising project of the Latah County Historical Society, helps us to preserve and interpret the heritage of Latah County.

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Lumber Mill Employees

Date:4/4/1932

A photograph of employees in Potlatch, ID with a machine to debark lumber.

A photograph of employees in Potlatch, ID with a machine to debark lumber.

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Sawmill Watercolor Card Description

Date:1945

A description of the Sawmill Watercolor Card crediting the artist and those who made the production of the card possible....

A description of the Sawmill Watercolor Card crediting the artist and those who made the production of the card possible.

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The Star-Mirror Job Advertisement

Date:9/22/1910

An advertisement from 'The Star-Mirror' newspaper for employment of any individual willing to clear stumps and brush in Elk River....

An advertisement from 'The Star-Mirror' newspaper for employment of any individual willing to clear stumps and brush in Elk River. The advertisement includes directions to the job site and information needed to apply.

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Excursion to Elk River

Date:6/30/1911

An advertisement from the 'Palouse Republic' for a special excursion train to Elk River Idaho by the Washington, Idaho and...

An advertisement from the 'Palouse Republic' for a special excursion train to Elk River Idaho by the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company on Tuesday July 4, 1911 for special attractions such as dancing, baseball, concerts, and games. The advertisement includes a time schedule and fares for the train.

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Anderson Ridge

Date:1998

A tribute to Axel Alfred Anderson (1886-1981) and photograph of 'Anderson Ridge' which was given his name on June 30,1998....

A tribute to Axel Alfred Anderson (1886-1981) and photograph of 'Anderson Ridge' which was given his name on June 30,1998. The tribute thanks the Federal and State Forest Services, the Federal and State Geographic names Advisory Councils, local agencies, and other supporters. The ridge is ahead of Main Street of old Elk River, Idaho next to 'the Big Swede.' The monument also stands as a remembrance of Gustave Malker and Per Emil Anderson.

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Elk River Mill Site

Date:1910

A photograph of a mill site and material for the Elk River Mill.

A photograph of a mill site and material for the Elk River Mill.

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Elk River Pond Pile Driving Crew

Date:1910

A photograph of the pond pile driving crew at Elk River.

A photograph of the pond pile driving crew at Elk River.

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Elk River Log Pond Driving

Date:1910

A photograph of the crew driving piling in the Elk River log pond.

A photograph of the crew driving piling in the Elk River log pond.

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Elk River's First House Morris Drug

Date:1910

A photograph of the first house in Elk River, Idaho which became Morris Drug.

A photograph of the first house in Elk River, Idaho which became Morris Drug.

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Deep Creek Area- Idaho

Date:8/11/1984

A photograph looking south over Deep Creek Area, Idaho.

A photograph looking south over Deep Creek Area, Idaho.

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Idaho Fire Loss Heavy

Date:1910

A newspaper article describing the damage the 1910 fire first caused in the Palouse/Elk River area and how the damage...

A newspaper article describing the damage the 1910 fire first caused in the Palouse/Elk River area and how the damage affects the Potlatch Lumber company and the Potlatch Timer Protective association. A.L. Maxwell, the leader of Elk River's Potlatch Lumber company's office, reports on the completion of the big mill at Elk river.

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Elk River Home

Date:1915

A photograph of a home and its residents with stumps from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

A photograph of a home and its residents with stumps from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

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Elk River Trading Post

Date:1915

A photograph of residents and a trading post from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

A photograph of residents and a trading post from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

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Elk River Mill

Date:1910

A photograph of the Elk River Mill which employed 200 men from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller....

A photograph of the Elk River Mill which employed 200 men from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

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Elk River Mess Hall

Date:1911

A photograph of the mess hall at Elk River from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

A photograph of the mess hall at Elk River from 'The Trees Grew Tall' courtesy of John Miller.

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Elk River, Idaho

Date:6/1/1924

A photograph of Elk River, Idaho from June of 1924.

A photograph of Elk River, Idaho from June of 1924.

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Elk River, Idaho_2

Date:1910

A photograph of Elk River, Idaho in 1910 from the Gale files.

A photograph of Elk River, Idaho in 1910 from the Gale files.

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Elk River Mill_2

Date:1911

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River Mill Employees

Date:1911

A photograph of Elk River Mill employees o a machine that appears to move logs.

A photograph of Elk River Mill employees o a machine that appears to move logs.

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Elk River Mill_4

Date:1911

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho.

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Group at W. McMurray Place

Date:8/11/1984

Wayne McMurray, Don Strong, Pete Clausen, Calvin Kreid, Dwight Strong, George Strong, Irving Strong, Alber Clausen, and Clifford Ott in...

Wayne McMurray, Don Strong, Pete Clausen, Calvin Kreid, Dwight Strong, George Strong, Irving Strong, Alber Clausen, and Clifford Ott in a photograph taken by Joe Peluso at the Wayne McMurray Place (old Alva Strong Place) in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

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Elk River Train Depot

Date:1913/1914

A photograph of the train depot in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of the train depot in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River Mill Log Wash

Date:1911

A photograph of the log 'slip,' depicting how a log went from the pond to the sawmill with the log...

A photograph of the log 'slip,' depicting how a log went from the pond to the sawmill with the log wash in operation.

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Elk River Mill_3

Date:1911

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho from the view of the log pond.

A photograph of the Elk River Mill in Elk River, Idaho from the view of the log pond.

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Snow Covered Elk River, Idaho

Date:1913/1914

A photograph of homes in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow.

A photograph of homes in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow.

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Snow Covered Elk River, Idaho_2

Date:1913/1914

A photograph of a home in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow during the winter.

A photograph of a home in Elk River, ID buried in several feet of snow during the winter.

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Elk River School House

Date:1915

A photograph of the school house in Elk River, ID.

A photograph of the school house in Elk River, ID.

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Elk River Sawmill Electricity

Date:1911

An article excerpt saying, 'The Elk River sawmill was built around 1910 by the old Potlatch Lbr. Co. It was...

An article excerpt saying, 'The Elk River sawmill was built around 1910 by the old Potlatch Lbr. Co. It was an all electric three 9' foot band mill. The electric power supplied by two steam turbines generators installed in the power house.'

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Elk River Planer

Date:1911

A photograph of the planer taking shape.

A photograph of the planer taking shape.

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Elk River Sorting Shed and Electric Transfer

Date:1911

A photograph of the Elk River Sorting Shed and Electric Transfer for the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the Elk River Sorting Shed and Electric Transfer for the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Elk River Buildings

Date:1911

A photograph of the Elk River train station and a furniture store.

A photograph of the Elk River train station and a furniture store.

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Potlatch Mercantile Fire

Date:1/13/1963

A photograph of the Potlatch Mercantile Fire being put out in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the Potlatch Mercantile Fire being put out in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Elk River, Idaho_3

Date:1911

A photograph of several buildings and civilians in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of several buildings and civilians in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River, Idaho_4

Date:1911

A photograph of snow covered buildings in Elk River, Idaho

A photograph of snow covered buildings in Elk River, Idaho

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Elk River Train

Date:1911

A photograph of men and a train in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of men and a train in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River Fire

Date:1914

A photograph of Elk River with a fire coming in over the mountains in the summertime.

A photograph of Elk River with a fire coming in over the mountains in the summertime.

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Elk River C.M.P. Depot

Date:1913

A photograph of Elk River's C.M.P. Depot.

A photograph of Elk River's C.M.P. Depot.

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Elk River, Idaho_5

Date:1913

A photograph of two men and a lot of snow in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of two men and a lot of snow in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River, Idaho Winter Scene

Date:1913

A photograph of Elk River covered in snow.

A photograph of Elk River covered in snow.

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Elk River Mill_5

Date:1913

A photograph of the sawmill in Elk River, Idaho during a snowy winter.

A photograph of the sawmill in Elk River, Idaho during a snowy winter.

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Elk River State Bank

Date:7/9/1923

A photograph of the interior of Elk River's State Bank with Manager Virgil Gleason.

A photograph of the interior of Elk River's State Bank with Manager Virgil Gleason.

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Elk River, Idaho Icicles

Date:1913

A photograph of a man using his axe to chop down massive icicles from a building in Elk River, Idaho....

A photograph of a man using his axe to chop down massive icicles from a building in Elk River, Idaho.

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105 Train Cars of Logs

Date:3/20/1905

The longest log train in the world of 105 cars in Potlatch, Idaho.

The longest log train in the world of 105 cars in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Start Big Mill and Serious Blaze at Elk River

Date:5/28/1911

Two entries from the Palouse Republic with information regarding the status of the Potlatch Lumber company's' sawmill and Elk River...

Two entries from the Palouse Republic with information regarding the status of the Potlatch Lumber company's' sawmill and Elk River (the amount of logs and employees, why it is a great sawmill, etc.) on April 28, 1911 and an entry regarding a large fire in Elk River on September 1, 1911.

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Winter Forest Road

Date:1911

A photograph of a curvy road through bare trees potentially after a fire.

A photograph of a curvy road through bare trees potentially after a fire.

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Elk River Views Receive Approval

Date:11/3/1911

An entry from the Palouse Republic containing details and praise from G. B. Joslin's visit to Elk River and the...

An entry from the Palouse Republic containing details and praise from G. B. Joslin's visit to Elk River and the photographs he took throughout the duration of his visit. It contains letters from Browning Engineering company from Cleveland, Ohio and A.H. Averill Machine company from Portland, Oregon.

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Elk River Prospers

Date:11/1/1911

An entry from the Palouse Republic with information about William L. Maxwell of Elk River, Idaho's trip to Spokane, Washington...

An entry from the Palouse Republic with information about William L. Maxwell of Elk River, Idaho's trip to Spokane, Washington and his statements about the state of the Elk River Sawmill and the timber processed within it.

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Electric Green Lumber Transfer and Shed

Date:1911

A photograph of the electric green lumber transfer and green chain shed at Elk River.

A photograph of the electric green lumber transfer and green chain shed at Elk River.

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Sawmill Under Blanket of Snow

Date:1911

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho under a blanket of snow.

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho under a blanket of snow.

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Sawmill Deck Area

Date:1911

A photograph of a sawmill deck area and the three head rigs.

A photograph of a sawmill deck area and the three head rigs.

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The Planing Mill

Date:1911

A photograph of the planing mill.

A photograph of the planing mill.

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Electric Generating Equipment

Date:1911

This photo shows the electric generating equipment at the Elk River plant, installed in 1910. It was the source of...

This photo shows the electric generating equipment at the Elk River plant, installed in 1910. It was the source of all electric power for the entire mill, and in the 'early days' to the town, in the evening hours, as well. The two generators and Parsons type steam turbines were built by Westinghouse. One unit, serial No. 801, was rated at 625 K.V.A the other with serial No. 766, was rated at 1000 K. V. A. Both operating at 600 volts, 3-phase, 60 cycles and 3,600 R.P.M. After Elk River was closed down the larger unit was moved andinstalled at the Potlatch mill, and was then reqired to suppply 2400 volts. Originally the each cost around $17 and $20,000.00.

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Electric Generating Equipment Description

Date:1911

A description of the Electric Generating Equipment referencing their power levels and cost.

A description of the Electric Generating Equipment referencing their power levels and cost.

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Mr. Ogden Armour's Prize Winning Team

Date:1905

Mr. Ogden Armour's International Draft Horse Champions. They were gray Percheron geldings under the direction of Sells-Floto Shows.

Mr. Ogden Armour's International Draft Horse Champions. They were gray Percheron geldings under the direction of Sells-Floto Shows.

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White Pines West of Collins

Date:9/28/1913

Loggers with white pines located 1.5 miles west of Collins located S.E. N.E. Sec. 34 T42N.

Loggers with white pines located 1.5 miles west of Collins located S.E. N.E. Sec. 34 T42N.

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Loggers in the Forest

Date:1913

A photograph of loggers in the forest.

A photograph of loggers in the forest.

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Sec. 9 39N, 2E

Date:1913

A photograph of four men in front of a tree at Section 9, 39 North, 2 East.

A photograph of four men in front of a tree at Section 9, 39 North, 2 East.

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Elk River, Idaho_6

Date:1910

A photograph of the landscape of Elk River, Idaho in 1910.

A photograph of the landscape of Elk River, Idaho in 1910.

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Elk River Steam Shovel

Date:1910

A photograph of a steam shoevel at work in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of a steam shoevel at work in Elk River, Idaho.

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Lumber at Elk River

Date:1913

A photograph of air drying of lumber at Elk River which was a lost cause due to heavy snows and...

A photograph of air drying of lumber at Elk River which was a lost cause due to heavy snows and a shorty drying season.

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Elk River Mill and Elk Butte

Date:1913

A photograph of a view of the Elk River plant from the south with Elk Butte in the background.

A photograph of a view of the Elk River plant from the south with Elk Butte in the background.

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Elk River, Idaho_7

Date:1913

A photograph of another view of Elk River, Idaho looking northeast from the hospital area with the boading house shown...

A photograph of another view of Elk River, Idaho looking northeast from the hospital area with the boading house shown in the left foreground.

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Green Chain at Elk River

Date:1913

A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill.

A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill.

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Elk River Sawmill Plant

Date:1913

A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill Plant.

A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill Plant.

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Refuse Burner at Elk River

Date:1923

An 8x11 photograph looking north at the refuse burner at Elk River with a description of its 33 foot diameter,...

An 8x11 photograph looking north at the refuse burner at Elk River with a description of its 33 foot diameter, and 123 foot height. It did not have a brick lining, but it did have an 18' wide complete water jacket 72 feet high. It ahd an original cost of about $26,000

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Potlatch Mill Engine

Date:1920

The Twin City Engine at the Potlatch Mill that's wheel had a 24' diameter with a 4' wide belt that...

The Twin City Engine at the Potlatch Mill that's wheel had a 24' diameter with a 4' wide belt that was 1' thick.

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Elk River Mill_6

Date:1923

A photograph looking east at the Elk River Sawmill with timber and tie dock in the foreground.

A photograph looking east at the Elk River Sawmill with timber and tie dock in the foreground.

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Elk River Mill_7

Date:1923

A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill plant.

A photograph looking southeast over the Elk River Sawmill plant.

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Weastinghouse Steam Turbine

Date:1923

A photograph of an employee and the Weastinghosue steam turbine unit that drives the electric generator.

A photograph of an employee and the Weastinghosue steam turbine unit that drives the electric generator.

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Elk River Mill Drying Kilns

Date:1923

A photograph ot the dry kilns at the Elk River Sawmill with Elk Butte in the background.

A photograph ot the dry kilns at the Elk River Sawmill with Elk Butte in the background.

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Elk River Mill Switch Board

Date:1923

A photograph of the electric power distribution plant switch board.

A photograph of the electric power distribution plant switch board.

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Planer Mill at Elk River

Date:1923

A photograph of the Planer Mill at Elk River.

A photograph of the Planer Mill at Elk River.

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Steam and Electric Generating Plant

Date:1923

A photograph of the steam and electric generating plant.

A photograph of the steam and electric generating plant.

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Green Chain

Date:1923

A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill.

A photograph of the green chain at the Elk River sawmill.

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Elk River Mill Interior

Date:1923

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill.

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill.

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Elk River Planer Interior

Date:1923

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River Planer.

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River Planer.

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Potlatch Mercantile Store

Date:3/29/1905

A photograph of the Grocery Department (left wall) of the Potlatch Mercantile Company Store with Manning Fansler, white sleeves behind...

A photograph of the Grocery Department (left wall) of the Potlatch Mercantile Company Store with Manning Fansler, white sleeves behind the counter; Manager McDonald, white sleeves in front of the counter; Charles McDonald, white hat in front of the counter; and others.

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Elk River Mill Shipping Dock

Date:1923

A photograph of the shipping dock for the Elk River Sawmill.

A photograph of the shipping dock for the Elk River Sawmill.

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Elk River Mill_8

Date:1913

A photograph of the Elk River Sawmil.

A photograph of the Elk River Sawmil.

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Planer Machines

Date:1913

A photograph of planer machines in Elk River that were all manufactured by Berlin Machine Works in Beloit, Wisconsin.

A photograph of planer machines in Elk River that were all manufactured by Berlin Machine Works in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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Jeffery Electric DC Battery Locomotive

Date:1913

A photograph of a Jeffery electric DC battery locomotive with 7 tram cars.

A photograph of a Jeffery electric DC battery locomotive with 7 tram cars.

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Sawmill Employees by White Pine

Date:1920

A photograph of sawmill employs with special Idaho White Pine.

A photograph of sawmill employs with special Idaho White Pine.

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Sawmill Employees Displaying White Pine

Date:1920

A photograph of sawmill employees showing off a nice Idaho White Pine board. IWP match stock drying behind the man...

A photograph of sawmill employees showing off a nice Idaho White Pine board. IWP match stock drying behind the man on the right.

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Sawmill Planer Dry Kilns

Date:1920

A photograph of the Planer and a battery of 12 Northwest Blower dry kilns that were 121 feet long. Behind...

A photograph of the Planer and a battery of 12 Northwest Blower dry kilns that were 121 feet long. Behind is a view of Elk Butte.

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Elk Creek Flat

Date:1920

A photograph of the Elk River sawmill and information regarding the Elk Creek flat where the plant was built and...

A photograph of the Elk River sawmill and information regarding the Elk Creek flat where the plant was built and how it was so swampy that there was a $125,000.00 cost in 1910 to build the platforms, planking, and tramways above ground.

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Foreman Geo. Stillwell

Date:1920

A photograph of Geo. Stillwell, a foreman of dry kilns at Elk River then Potlatch.

A photograph of Geo. Stillwell, a foreman of dry kilns at Elk River then Potlatch.

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Superintendent Andrew Bloom

Date:1920

A photograph of Andrew Bloom, supt. of Elk River operations.

A photograph of Andrew Bloom, supt. of Elk River operations.

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Road from R. Clausen Place

Date:5/1/1989

The road from the R. Clausen place to the Burden Schools.

The road from the R. Clausen place to the Burden Schools.

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Andrew Bloom Family and Car

Date:1930

A photograph and caption of Andrew Bloom with his 1926 Packard and four children (Eleanor and Andrew Jr. on the...

A photograph and caption of Andrew Bloom with his 1926 Packard and four children (Eleanor and Andrew Jr. on the running board and Alice and Frances inside the car). Bloom came to Elk River in the early 1900's to supervise the new Potlatch mill. At the time of the article, Frances was the only living family member.

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Elk River Community Center

Date:10/10/1980

A photograph of the new Elk River $200,000 community center.

A photograph of the new Elk River $200,000 community center.

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Elk River Community Center Front

Date:10/10/1980

A photograph of the front view of Elk River's community center.

A photograph of the front view of Elk River's community center.

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Elk River Community Center Article

Date:10/23/1980

A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino, Idaho about the $200,000 Community Center dedicated to Elk River. The...

A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune in Orofino, Idaho about the $200,000 Community Center dedicated to Elk River. The article mentions appearances by Governor John Evans, the Andrew Bloom pioneering family, Mayor Everett Lovell, the governor sponsor and Clearwater County Commissioner candidate Bill Crutcher, Miss Elk River Rita Coomer, Mayor Tracy Planagan, and others. The luncheon was followed by a question and answer period with the students from a participating school. Several awards and certificates were presented at the time.

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Elk River Dedication Luncheon Attendees

Date:10/10/1980

A photograph of Elk River Princess Cindy Jarvis, Governor John Evans, Alice Bloom Swendig, Frances Bloom Wood, and Dr. Andrew...

A photograph of Elk River Princess Cindy Jarvis, Governor John Evans, Alice Bloom Swendig, Frances Bloom Wood, and Dr. Andrew Bloom at the dedication luncheon of Elk River's community center.

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Andrew Bloom and Child

Date:1920

A photograph of Andrew Bloom, unit manager at Elk River, with a child.

A photograph of Andrew Bloom, unit manager at Elk River, with a child.

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Lima 3-Truck in Elk River

Date:1920

A photograph of a Lima 3-truck Shay used at the Elk River operations that was scrapped in 1929. Photo courtesy...

A photograph of a Lima 3-truck Shay used at the Elk River operations that was scrapped in 1929. Photo courtesy of John Miller and from 'The Trees GrewTall.'

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Plant Fire Brigade of Potlatch Lumber Company

Date:1922

A photograph of the plant fire brigade for Potlatch Lumber Company of Elk River in 1922 with Dewey LaVoy at...

A photograph of the plant fire brigade for Potlatch Lumber Company of Elk River in 1922 with Dewey LaVoy at the extreme right.

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Landing Near Camp 14

Date:1920

A photograph of work horses, equipment, lumber, and employees at the landing near camp 14.

A photograph of work horses, equipment, lumber, and employees at the landing near camp 14.

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Mary Hendley Recollection of Elk River

Date:4/10/1970

A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune about Mrs. Mary Hendly for her 85th birthday. She recalls the booming town...

A newspaper article from the Clearwater Tribune about Mrs. Mary Hendly for her 85th birthday. She recalls the booming town of Elk River in the early days when she and her husband ran a hotel there.

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Strong's Golden Anniversary

Date:9/5/1989

A newspaper clipping from the Idahoan/The Daily News announcing Dwight and Cleora (Nirk) Strong's 50th wedding anniversary on September 29,...

A newspaper clipping from the Idahoan/The Daily News announcing Dwight and Cleora (Nirk) Strong's 50th wedding anniversary on September 29, 1989 along with a date and location for a celebration.

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Loading Logs Near Camp 14

Date:1920

A photograph of Elk River employees loading logs near camp 14 with a large piece of equipment.

A photograph of Elk River employees loading logs near camp 14 with a large piece of equipment.

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Planer and Shipping Dock

Date:1920

A photograph of the planer and shipping dock at the Elk River Mill.

A photograph of the planer and shipping dock at the Elk River Mill.

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Lima Shay Locomotive

Date:1913

A photograph of the 101 locomotive used at Elk River that was a 65 ton, 3-truck, Lima Shay scrapped in...

A photograph of the 101 locomotive used at Elk River that was a 65 ton, 3-truck, Lima Shay scrapped in 1939. Photograph from 'Railrad Man' by Walker Gamble.

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Elk River Sawmill Interior

Date:1920

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill with a trimmer at the left of the photo.

A photograph of the interior of the Elk River sawmill with a trimmer at the left of the photo.

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Elk River Timber

Date:1915

A photograph of a stand of Elk River timber approximately 4 miles southwest of the town.

A photograph of a stand of Elk River timber approximately 4 miles southwest of the town.

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Elk River Timber_2

Date:1915

A photograph located in Section 9, 39 N, R2E of Elk River Timber.

A photograph located in Section 9, 39 N, R2E of Elk River Timber.

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Elk River Camp 2

Date:1915

A photograph of the men of Elk River Camp 2 from 'The Trees Grew Tall,' courtesy of John Miller.

A photograph of the men of Elk River Camp 2 from 'The Trees Grew Tall,' courtesy of John Miller.

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Elk River Camp 4

Date:1915

A photograph of Daisy Wunderlich (right) at camp 4 north of Elk River.

A photograph of Daisy Wunderlich (right) at camp 4 north of Elk River.

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Elk River Camp 4 Kitchen Crew

Date:1915

A photograph of the kitchen crew of camp 4 north of Elk River. Daisy Wunderlich in center rear.

A photograph of the kitchen crew of camp 4 north of Elk River. Daisy Wunderlich in center rear.

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Elk River Upper Basin Operations

Date:1915

A photograph of operations on the upper basin of Elk River.

A photograph of operations on the upper basin of Elk River.

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1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place

Date:10/1/1989

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

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Diary of W.L. Maxwell

Date:7/31/1951

A letter from W.L. Maxwell (Wilmington, Delaware) to Axel A. Anderson (Elk River, Idaho) containing exerpts from Maxwell's diary in...

A letter from W.L. Maxwell (Wilmington, Delaware) to Axel A. Anderson (Elk River, Idaho) containing exerpts from Maxwell's diary in 1910 when the two men were together working for the mill in Elk River. Mostly containing names of the individuals they worked with, and a little about the things they did.

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Tom E. Hanley Railroad Conductor

Date:1915

A photograph of a logging railroad conductor, Tom E. Hanley, watching loading operations.

A photograph of a logging railroad conductor, Tom E. Hanley, watching loading operations.

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Elk Butte Lookout Tower

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk Butte Lookout tower NE of Elk River at an elevation of 5790.

A photograph of Elk Butte Lookout tower NE of Elk River at an elevation of 5790.

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Horses at Elk River

Date:1922

A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River.

A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River.

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Elk River Timber_3

Date:1915

A photograph located in Secion 8-39-2 of Elk River Timber.

A photograph located in Secion 8-39-2 of Elk River Timber.

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Horses at Elk River cont.

Date:1922

A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River along with the total horses....

A table with the type, name, weight, and age of the horses at Elk River along with the total horses. There is also a photo of the railroad coal bunkers of the upper basin in Elk River attatched to the document.

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Water Power in Elk River Letter

Date:4/7/1909

A letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the...

A letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam.

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Potlatch Historical Society Beginning

Date:5/9/1999

A letter in response to Mr. Lee Gale from a man who compliments him and his endeavors to preserve the...

A letter in response to Mr. Lee Gale from a man who compliments him and his endeavors to preserve the history of the Potlatch Lumber Company. The second page goes into more detail about the demise of the Mill when mergers begain and names were changed.

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Water Power in Elk River Letter pg. 2

Date:4/7/1909

Page two of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber...

Page two of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam.

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Water Power in Elk River Letter pg. 3

Date:4/7/1909

Page three of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber...

Page three of a letter from a land agent to Mr. Wm. Deary, a general manager for the Potlatch Lumber Company, about the prospects of building a dam on either Bull Run or Elk Creek. The letter goes into detail about potential energy output and location of the dam.

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1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place

Date:10/1/1989

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

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Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 2

Date:1/20/1923

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page two states the new replacement value, depreciated value, and...

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page two states the new replacement value, depreciated value, and insurable value of all the construction and equipment costs for each building in the plant.

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Elk River Timber_4

Date:1915

A photograph located in section 9-39-2 of Elk River Timber.

A photograph located in section 9-39-2 of Elk River Timber.

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Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 3

Date:1/20/1923

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page three continues page two's list of new replacement value,...

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page three continues page two's list of new replacement value, depreciated value, and insurable value of the buildings then continues to list the values for miscellaneous construction needs.

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Recapitulation Entire Elk River Plant pg. 4

Date:1/20/1923

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page four finishes the list of new replacement, depreciated, and...

An appraisal of the of the entire Elk River plant. Page four finishes the list of new replacement, depreciated, and insurable values of miscellaneous construction from the third page.

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Elk River Plant Recapitulation Basis of Prices

Date:1/20/1923

Introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant that goes into detail the prices and summary values that were...

Introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant that goes into detail the prices and summary values that were used to calculate the value of the Elk River plant.

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Elk River Plant Recapitulation Basis of Prices cont.

Date:1/20/1923

A continuation of the introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant. This document finishes the list of prices...

A continuation of the introduction to the appraisal of the Elk River plant. This document finishes the list of prices and summary values used to appraise Elk River and is signed by the Secretary-Treasurer of General Appraisal Company.

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Weyerhaeuser Visits Mill

Date:1970

A newspaper article about Frederick Weyerhaeuser coming to Elk River to do an annual inspection of the plant. The article...

A newspaper article about Frederick Weyerhaeuser coming to Elk River to do an annual inspection of the plant. The article goes into detail about Weyerhaeuser's belief of the lumber industries prospects and the affect politics has on lumber.

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Elk River Timber_5

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber.

A photograph of Elk River timber.

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Ma Vine

Date:1976

The beginning of a section from 'Everyone has a Story' by David Johnson entitled 'Ma Vine.' The photo contains an...

The beginning of a section from 'Everyone has a Story' by David Johnson entitled 'Ma Vine.' The photo contains an image of Ma Vine, the prologue, and a few paragraphs into the story.

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Ma and Pa Vine

Date:1962

A newspaper article about Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vine's 63rd Wedding Anniversary. They were married August 23, 1899 in Greenwood,...

A newspaper article about Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vine's 63rd Wedding Anniversary. They were married August 23, 1899 in Greenwood, Wisconsin and moved to Elk River in 1919. Ernest Vine was a blacksmith for Potlatch Forests, Inc. for 22 years until the mill shut down.

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1st Wagon Road to Zimmerman Place

Date:10/1/1989

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

The 1st wagon road up to Rudolph Zimmerman Place on Deep Creek, Idaho.

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Spry as a Country Hoedown

Date:4/21/1978

An article about Rannie Vine, her past, her stories, and her beliefs about how to live life.

An article about Rannie Vine, her past, her stories, and her beliefs about how to live life.

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Town Map

Date:1928

A map depicting lots and streets of Elk River, Idaho from Front St. to Fourth St. and Fir St. to...

A map depicting lots and streets of Elk River, Idaho from Front St. to Fourth St. and Fir St. to Spruce St.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Red Office Building

Date:1988

A photograph of the red office building for Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the red office building for Potlatch Lumber Company.

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El Nino Note

Date:1988

A note from John Anderson to Mr. Lee Gale comparing the weather in Montana to La Nina and El Nino....

A note from John Anderson to Mr. Lee Gale comparing the weather in Montana to La Nina and El Nino.

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Elk River Days Parade Grand Marshalls

Date:9/1/1994

An article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their time in Elk...

An article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their time in Elk River that lead them to become the Grand Marshalls of the Elk River Days parade.

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The Sage of Hatter Creek cont.

Date:1994

A continuation of an article entitled, 'The Sage of Hatter Creek' about compromising values and integrity to fit in. It...

A continuation of an article entitled, 'The Sage of Hatter Creek' about compromising values and integrity to fit in. It starts with a small summary of the end of Jesus's life and ends with saying we must 'weep bitterly' and do what we are supposed to.

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Remains of the Potlatch Lumber Company

Date:1989

A description by John Anderson of the demise of Potlatch Lumber Company and the small town of Elk River attributing...

A description by John Anderson of the demise of Potlatch Lumber Company and the small town of Elk River attributing to the rich history.

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Elk River Days Parade Grand Marshalls cont.

Date:9/1/1994

A continuation of an article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their...

A continuation of an article about William 'Ray' and Virginia Hill's history together for the past 55 years and their time in Elk River that lead them to become the Grand Marshalls of the Elk River Days parade.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Statement of Time

Date:10/31/1919

A check made to Homer Delton for $32.25 after working for seven hours at $6/hr and deducting his board fee...

A check made to Homer Delton for $32.25 after working for seven hours at $6/hr and deducting his board fee of $9.75. He was a part of Camp No. 9 at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Check

Date:7/31/1916

A check made to N. Magnuson for $42.85 for full services during the month of July,1916.

A check made to N. Magnuson for $42.85 for full services during the month of July,1916.

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9 Deer on Zimmerman Place

Date:10/1/1989

Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place

Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place

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Postcard Front

Date:1/7/1994

The front of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The front...

The front of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The front of the postcard also includes telephone numbers.

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Early Day Information

Date:3/30/1997

A letter to Lee Gale regarding early day information Roger and Jimmy Kreisher have in Kendrick. Provided is a phone...

A letter to Lee Gale regarding early day information Roger and Jimmy Kreisher have in Kendrick. Provided is a phone number and address with no attatched name.

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Postcard Back

Date:1/7/1994

The back of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The postcard...

The back of a postcard to Lee Gale in Colfax, Washington from D. Beverly Hughes of Elk River. The postcard informs Mr. Gale that Hughes has a lot of information for him about the Trumbull homesteaders but she had lost his address and the information won't be accessible until spring.

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Closing of Morris Drug

Date:7/2/1992

A newspaper article explaining a brief history of Morris Drug, why it closed, and what the Morris's have planned for...

A newspaper article explaining a brief history of Morris Drug, why it closed, and what the Morris's have planned for their knitting business.

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Mill Pond, Elk River, Idaho

Date:5/21/1992

A photograph of Mill Pond, Elk River, Idaho published in the Clearwater Tribune on May 21, 1992 in Orfino, Idaho....

A photograph of Mill Pond, Elk River, Idaho published in the Clearwater Tribune on May 21, 1992 in Orfino, Idaho. The photo was originally sent to Ira Cram in 1919 and was given to the Tribune by Gene Cram. It was sent to Lee Gale from D. Beverly Hughes with a short letterletting him know the pond was still there but not much else.

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Elk River Mill Pay Roll

Date:12/1/1916

The payroll for Potlatch Lumber Company at Elk River Mill in December of 1916.

The payroll for Potlatch Lumber Company at Elk River Mill in December of 1916.

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Elk River Timber_7

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber.

A photograph of Elk River timber.

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Elk River, Idaho Water Works System

Date:4/1/1928

A bluepring of Elk River, Idaho's water work system. It displays all the tanks and fire wood stove pipe (1...

A bluepring of Elk River, Idaho's water work system. It displays all the tanks and fire wood stove pipe (1 1/2' by 2' iron pipe) along with fire hydrants and gate valves.

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Elk River Timber_6

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber.

A photograph of Elk River timber.

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Elk River Timber_8

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber.

A photograph of Elk River timber.

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9 Deer on Zimmerman Place

Date:10/1/1989

Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place

Nine deer on Ruke Zimmerman Place

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Elk River Timber_9

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber.

A photograph of Elk River timber.

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Elk River Timber_10

Date:1915

A photograph of Elk River timber located in SE-NE Sec. 8-T39-R2E.

A photograph of Elk River timber located in SE-NE Sec. 8-T39-R2E.

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Elk River Operation

Date:1911

A photograph of an operation at Elk River.

A photograph of an operation at Elk River.

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Elk River Operation Upper Basin

Date:1915

A photograph of an operation at the upper basin of Elk River.

A photograph of an operation at the upper basin of Elk River.

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Elk River Mill Pond Fishing

Date:1912

A photograph of two men fishing in mill pond in Elk River.

A photograph of two men fishing in mill pond in Elk River.

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Elk River Camp and Log Landing

Date:1915

A photograph of an Elk River Camp and log landing.

A photograph of an Elk River Camp and log landing.

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Elk Creek Upper Basin Line

Date:1915

A photograph of a locomotive going down the Elk Creek Upper Basin line.

A photograph of a locomotive going down the Elk Creek Upper Basin line.

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Elk River Upper Basin Camp

Date:1920

A photograph of a log landing camp and loading area of the Upper Basin in Elk River.

A photograph of a log landing camp and loading area of the Upper Basin in Elk River.

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First Fire Warden of Potlatch Timber

Date:1905

A photograph of the first fire wardern of Potlatch Timber Pro.Ass'n of Elk River

A photograph of the first fire wardern of Potlatch Timber Pro.Ass'n of Elk River

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Archie Newcomb and Horse Logging

Date:1905

A photograph of Archie Newcomb and fellow loggers at Elk River horse logging.

A photograph of Archie Newcomb and fellow loggers at Elk River horse logging.

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Bell Mill on Deep Creek

Date:1905

Fred L. Bell's sawmill on Deep Creek. His wife was Jennie Powers of Palouse.

Fred L. Bell's sawmill on Deep Creek. His wife was Jennie Powers of Palouse.

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Vic Beplate Place

Date:1988

The Vic Beplate Place during the winter of 1988-1989

The Vic Beplate Place during the winter of 1988-1989

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Potlatch Lumber Company in Elk River

Date:1928

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill in Elk River, Idaho.

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Skidding Teams of Camp 14

Date:1915

A photograph of the horse skidding teams of camp 14 at Oviat Creek.

A photograph of the horse skidding teams of camp 14 at Oviat Creek.

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Elk River Upper Basin Camp 15

Date:1915

A photograph of a winter scene at camp 15 of the upper basin in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of a winter scene at camp 15 of the upper basin in Elk River, Idaho.

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Elk River Logging Operation

Date:1913

A photograph of a logging operation in Elk River, Idaho.

A photograph of a logging operation in Elk River, Idaho.

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Electric Donkey Number 2

Date:1911

A photograph of Donkey #2 skidding cedar poled to landing with a 3000' range near Elk River.

A photograph of Donkey #2 skidding cedar poled to landing with a 3000' range near Elk River.

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Electric Donkey Number 1

Date:1911

A photograph of Electric Donkey No. 1 in operation.

A photograph of Electric Donkey No. 1 in operation.

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Electrical Logging Operation Report

Date:5/1/1911

A report from 'The Timberman' with an exerpt from a paper by E.J. Barry about the Potlatch Lumber Company's plan...

A report from 'The Timberman' with an exerpt from a paper by E.J. Barry about the Potlatch Lumber Company's plan for the operation of the equipment for the new electrically operated camp near Elk River, Idaho. The paper discusses transmission line protection, location, length, power, and electrical work for the electric logging systems.

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Electric Road Engine Performance Report

Date:8/1/1911

A performance report for an electric road engine at the Elk River camp of the Potlatch Lumber Company. The report...

A performance report for an electric road engine at the Elk River camp of the Potlatch Lumber Company. The report goes in detail about the power and strength of the machine under varying durations and pressures. This test opened up several opportunities for electricity in the logging field. Courtesy of Steven Gatke.

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Electric Logging Donkey

Date:1920

A photograph of the motor control on an electric donkey by electrical engineer E.J. Barry for the Potlatch Lumber Company's...

A photograph of the motor control on an electric donkey by electrical engineer E.J. Barry for the Potlatch Lumber Company's electric logging camp.

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The First Electric Donkey

Date:1920

A photograph of the first electric donkey at the Potlatch Lumber Company's camp in Elk River, Idaho designed by electrical...

A photograph of the first electric donkey at the Potlatch Lumber Company's camp in Elk River, Idaho designed by electrical engineer E.J. Barry

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Lone Jack Mountain

Date:10/1/1989

A photograph looking towards Lone Jack Mountain from the Vic Beplate Place.

A photograph looking towards Lone Jack Mountain from the Vic Beplate Place.

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Transformer Car

Date:1920

A photograph of a trasformer car used for electric logging designed by electrical engineer E.J. Barry at the Elk River,...

A photograph of a trasformer car used for electric logging designed by electrical engineer E.J. Barry at the Elk River, Idaho Camp for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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High Lead Yarding

Date:1920

A photograph for high lead yarding at Potlatch Lumber Company's Elk River Camp. Used for electric logging with E.J. Barry...

A photograph for high lead yarding at Potlatch Lumber Company's Elk River Camp. Used for electric logging with E.J. Barry as the electical engineer.

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Transformer Car and Electric Donkey

Date:1915

A photograph of a transformer car and electric donkey with a connecting electrick cable at the Potlatch Lumber Company Elk...

A photograph of a transformer car and electric donkey with a connecting electrick cable at the Potlatch Lumber Company Elk River, Idaho Camp.Used for electric logging with E.J. Barry as the electrical engineer.

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Men Eating Lunch Near Elk River, Idaho

Date:1915

A photograph of unidentified men eating fresh trout for lunch near Elk River.

A photograph of unidentified men eating fresh trout for lunch near Elk River.

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Interior of Sawmill

Date:1913

A photograph of an interior view of the sawmill in 1913 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of an interior view of the sawmill in 1913 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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The Steam Power Plants

Date:1970

A document containing specifics of the two steam power plants at the sawmill in Potlatch. It contains information about the...

A document containing specifics of the two steam power plants at the sawmill in Potlatch. It contains information about the size of the boilers and smoke stacks, the cost of the boilers and installation, how they were built, the steam whistles and what they were used for, and the best time of year to work in the department.

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Plant Flood

Date:1915

A photograph of the sawmill plant site during a spring flood around 1910-1912. It appears the first dry kilns were...

A photograph of the sawmill plant site during a spring flood around 1910-1912. It appears the first dry kilns were under construction and all the lumber trucks are empty.

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Pond Log Slip

Date:1915

A photograph of the loading area of the pond log slip with the boiler house and burner in background.

A photograph of the loading area of the pond log slip with the boiler house and burner in background.

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Sawmill Interior

Date:1913

A photograph of the sawmill interior courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the sawmill interior courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Filing Room

Date:1915

A photograph of employees in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of employees in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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Albert Clausen

Date:11/1/1989

Albert Clausen on Ruke Zimmerman's Place.

Albert Clausen on Ruke Zimmerman's Place.

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Roll Cases and Transfer Chains

Date:1915

A photograph of the roll cases and transfer chains within the sawmill. Photo courtesy of Paul Welo

A photograph of the roll cases and transfer chains within the sawmill. Photo courtesy of Paul Welo

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Rig No. 1

Date:1920

A photograph of the number 1 rig and some workers. Courtesy of Paul Welo

A photograph of the number 1 rig and some workers. Courtesy of Paul Welo

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The Burner

Date:1920

A summary of the use and demise of the Potlatch burner with a photograph.

A summary of the use and demise of the Potlatch burner with a photograph.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1930

A north view of part of the lumber yard with the Peterson farm in the background. The white dot in...

A north view of part of the lumber yard with the Peterson farm in the background. The white dot in the trees to the right is were todays USFS Ranger Station is located.

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Planing Machines

Date:1915

A photograph of the input side of belt driven planing machines from a single overhead line shaft. They were powered...

A photograph of the input side of belt driven planing machines from a single overhead line shaft. They were powered by one 750hp Corliss steam engine.

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Filing Room

Date:1920

A photograph of a worker in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Paul Welo

A photograph of a worker in the saw filing room. Courtesy of Paul Welo

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Ben Swafford

Date:1920

A photograph of Ben Swafford a long time Elk River and Potlatch sawmill foreman.

A photograph of Ben Swafford a long time Elk River and Potlatch sawmill foreman.

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Allison W. Laird

Date:1915

A photograph of the 1913-1930 unit manager at the Potlatch Lumber Company Allison W. Laird.

A photograph of the 1913-1930 unit manager at the Potlatch Lumber Company Allison W. Laird.

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Loading Timbers

Date:1915

A photograph of workers loading timbers for shipment. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of workers loading timbers for shipment. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Workers

Date:1915

A photograph of employees at the sawmill.

A photograph of employees at the sawmill.

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Ruke Zimmerman

Date:11/1/1989

Ruke Zimmerman on his property.

Ruke Zimmerman on his property.

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Deary and the Bells

Date:1907

A photograph of Wn. Deary (manager), F.S. Bell (secretary), and Bell's son Laird Bell. They were early figures in the...

A photograph of Wn. Deary (manager), F.S. Bell (secretary), and Bell's son Laird Bell. They were early figures in the formation of the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Lumber

Date:1915

A photograph of employees and lumber at the sawmill.

A photograph of employees and lumber at the sawmill.

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Cleaning Pond

Date:1915

A photograph of the frequent chore of cleaning out the pond of debris and miscellaneous dirt off the logs.

A photograph of the frequent chore of cleaning out the pond of debris and miscellaneous dirt off the logs.

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Lumber Shipping Dock

Date:1920

A photograph of the lumber shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho around 1920. The workers are...

A photograph of the lumber shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho around 1920. The workers are on electric buggies to transport lumber to the shipping dock. The lumber is stacked on end in the back to prevent dust accumulation, reduce lumber damage, and efficiently use floor space.

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Weyerhaeuser Men

Date:1911

A photograph of the men who came west with Weyerhaeuser to start up the Potlatch mill. They had jobs like...

A photograph of the men who came west with Weyerhaeuser to start up the Potlatch mill. They had jobs like clerk, foreman, superintendents, and chief graders. Photo was taken prior to 1915.

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Japanese Trade Delegation

Date:1909

A photograph of a 55 member Japanese trade delegation that visited Potlatch during their 80 day tour of the U.S....

A photograph of a 55 member Japanese trade delegation that visited Potlatch during their 80 day tour of the U.S.

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The Mill

Date:1915

A photograph of the Mill at Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, ID.

A photograph of the Mill at Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, ID.

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Japanese Trade Delegation at Pond

Date:1909

A photograph of the Japanese trade delegation at the log pond.

A photograph of the Japanese trade delegation at the log pond.

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Plant Supervisors

Date:1911

A photograph of J.P. Hambly, yard supervisor; B.J. Wagner, shipping supervisor; A.J. Kust, planing mill supervisor; and M.G. Wagner, dry...

A photograph of J.P. Hambly, yard supervisor; B.J. Wagner, shipping supervisor; A.J. Kust, planing mill supervisor; and M.G. Wagner, dry sheds and dock supervisor at the lumber shipping office. They all had to work closely together to expedite lumber shipping orders.

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Box Factory, Planer, and Shipping Dock

Date:1920

A photograph of the shipping dock, box factory, and planer with a full load of lumber on the train from...

A photograph of the shipping dock, box factory, and planer with a full load of lumber on the train from the yard to the planer.

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Victor Beplate

Date:11/1/1989

Victor Beplate on Ruke Zimmerman's Place.

Victor Beplate on Ruke Zimmerman's Place.

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Power Plant No. 2

Date:1920

A photograph of the number 2 power plant at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho

A photograph of the number 2 power plant at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho

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The Sawmill

Date:1915

A photograph of the sawmill in Potlatch, Idaho with a view of the log pond and log slip.

A photograph of the sawmill in Potlatch, Idaho with a view of the log pond and log slip.

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Oscar Swenson

Date:1915

A photograph of grader Oscar Swenson

A photograph of grader Oscar Swenson

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Wilber Cunningham and Albert Johnson

Date:1915

A photograph of dry and green lumber foreman Wilber Cunningham and Albert Johnson.

A photograph of dry and green lumber foreman Wilber Cunningham and Albert Johnson.

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Main Mill

Date:1915

A photograph of the main mill at Potlatch Lumber company

A photograph of the main mill at Potlatch Lumber company

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Erick Matson and Charlie Peterson

Date:1915

A photograph of Erick Matson and Charlie Peterson checking on lumber grading.

A photograph of Erick Matson and Charlie Peterson checking on lumber grading.

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W. D. Humiston

Date:1940

A photograph of A.W. Laird's Assistant General Manager W.D. Humiston who looked after and managed the lands of Potlatch Lumber...

A photograph of A.W. Laird's Assistant General Manager W.D. Humiston who looked after and managed the lands of Potlatch Lumber Company. He is pointing to the Elk River area.

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Band Saw Elevator

Date:1920

A photograph of an elevator device used to raise and lower band saws from the filing room down to the...

A photograph of an elevator device used to raise and lower band saws from the filing room down to the head rigs so they can be changed in five minutes or less.

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Ludwig Swanson

Date:1915

A photograph of the dry kiln operator Ludwig Swanson checking control for proper settings.

A photograph of the dry kiln operator Ludwig Swanson checking control for proper settings.

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Main/Sawing Floor

Date:1920

A photograph and summary of the interior of the main/sawing floor of the sawmill. It shows cants being fed through...

A photograph and summary of the interior of the main/sawing floor of the sawmill. It shows cants being fed through the 54' gang-saw and explains the process of using the gang-saw.

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Ruke Zimmerman by Barn

Date:11/1/1989

Ruke Zimmerman by his barn.

Ruke Zimmerman by his barn.

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Main/Sawing Floor 2

Date:1920

A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill.

A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill.

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Main/Sawing Floor 3

Date:1920

A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill.

A photograph of the interior of the main/sawing floor in the sawmill.

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Tie and Timber Dock

Date:1920

A photograph of the north side of the sawmill tie and timber dock.

A photograph of the north side of the sawmill tie and timber dock.

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1910 Flood

Date:1910

A photograph showing the three 20 foot gates and the one 10 foot gate open during the 1910 flood.

A photograph showing the three 20 foot gates and the one 10 foot gate open during the 1910 flood.

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Pong, Log Slip, Boiler House, & Burner

Date:1920

A photograph of the pond, log slip, boiler house, and burner at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the pond, log slip, boiler house, and burner at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Airplane Wing Pine

Date:1915

A photograph of unidentified people sawing white pine for airplane wing stock to be shipped to England during WWI.

A photograph of unidentified people sawing white pine for airplane wing stock to be shipped to England during WWI.

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Sawmill Interior Around Edgers

Date:1915

A photograph of the sawmill interior around edgers.

A photograph of the sawmill interior around edgers.

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Lumber at the Sawmill

Date:1915

A photograph of a large pile of lumber on the shipping dock.

A photograph of a large pile of lumber on the shipping dock.

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Log Slip

Date:1920

A photograph of the log slip in use.

A photograph of the log slip in use.

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White Pine Cant

Date:1915

A photograph of a large cant of white pine that was to be sent to England for airplane stock during...

A photograph of a large cant of white pine that was to be sent to England for airplane stock during WWI.

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Ruke Zimmerman's Barn

Date:11/1/1989

A man on the top of a ladder leaning against Ruke Zimmerman's barn.

A man on the top of a ladder leaning against Ruke Zimmerman's barn.

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The Swede

Date:1915

A photograph of an experimental mechanical device used to increase the height of the piles of lumber called 'The Swede.'...

A photograph of an experimental mechanical device used to increase the height of the piles of lumber called 'The Swede.' It does not appear to do a good job.

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Track Snow Removal

Date:1915

A photograph of the powered track snow removal brush.

A photograph of the powered track snow removal brush.

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Yard Locomotives

Date:1915

A photograph of employees on the yard locomotives used to move green rough from chain to yard stacking. The piled...

A photograph of employees on the yard locomotives used to move green rough from chain to yard stacking. The piled stacks of lumber were assembled piece at a time with slow hard work.

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Plant Machinery

Date:1920

A photograph of what looks to be planing machines.

A photograph of what looks to be planing machines.

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Planing Mill Interior

Date:1915

A photograph of the interior of the planing mill at Potlatch.

A photograph of the interior of the planing mill at Potlatch.

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Lumber Yard Stack

Date:1915

A photograph of a stack of lumber with four bottom supports carried to three cross strips.

A photograph of a stack of lumber with four bottom supports carried to three cross strips.

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Plant Interior

Date:1920

A photograph of the interior of a plant building.

A photograph of the interior of a plant building.

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Potlatch Lumber Company

Date:1915

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company with the mill and burner.

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company with the mill and burner.

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The Mill

Date:1920

A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company

A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company

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Power House # 2, Planer, and Shipping Dock

Date:1913

A photograph of the power house #2, the planer and lumber, and the shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company...

A photograph of the power house #2, the planer and lumber, and the shipping dock at the Potlatch Lumber Company

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Ruke Zimmerman's Hill

Date:11/1/1989

A tree on Ruke Zimmerman's Hill.

A tree on Ruke Zimmerman's Hill.

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Early Lumber Yard Stacks

Date:1913

A photograph of stacks of lumber during the early days of the mill when the pilers took great pride in...

A photograph of stacks of lumber during the early days of the mill when the pilers took great pride in the neatness of their piles to dry the White Pine Lumber.

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Sawmill

Date:1915

A photograph of the log pond, log slip, and the mill at Potlatch.

A photograph of the log pond, log slip, and the mill at Potlatch.

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Out Houses

Date:1915

A photograph of the mill at potlatch but with a view of a one of the nine out houses scattered...

A photograph of the mill at potlatch but with a view of a one of the nine out houses scattered throughout the plant

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Log Slip and the Mill

Date:1920

A photograph of the log slip at the sawmill.

A photograph of the log slip at the sawmill.

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Snowy Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph of the lumber yard covered in snow.

A photograph of the lumber yard covered in snow.

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Snow on Lumber Yard Tracks

Date:1915

A photograph of winter scenes in the yard where a worker stands next to the train tracks in the lumber...

A photograph of winter scenes in the yard where a worker stands next to the train tracks in the lumber yard.

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Women in the Box Factory

Date:1918

A photograph of women in the box factory with a nailing machine behind them.

A photograph of women in the box factory with a nailing machine behind them.

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Box Factory Crew

Date:1918

A photograph of the box factory crew with their supervisor.

A photograph of the box factory crew with their supervisor.

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Burner, Power House, Sawmill, and Tie Dock

Date:1911

An early photograph of the burner, power house, sawmill, tie dock, and refuse conveyor to burner.

An early photograph of the burner, power house, sawmill, tie dock, and refuse conveyor to burner.

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Saw Mill Girls

Date:1918

A photograph of the saw mill girls.

A photograph of the saw mill girls.

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Ruke Zimmerman Obituary

Date:7/8/1991

The obituary for Rudolph 'Ruke' Zimmerman after he passed away from a garden tractor accident. He was 91 years old...

The obituary for Rudolph 'Ruke' Zimmerman after he passed away from a garden tractor accident. He was 91 years old and had been retired from his life-long farming career for ten years.

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Lumber Yard Scene

Date:1914

A photograph of workers on yard trucks with very large stacks of lumber (approximately 5M feet of 2' Idaho White...

A photograph of workers on yard trucks with very large stacks of lumber (approximately 5M feet of 2' Idaho White Pine stock).

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Log Train

Date:1915

A photograph of a train load of logs ready to be put into the log pool it is siding.

A photograph of a train load of logs ready to be put into the log pool it is siding.

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Saw Mill Girls 2

Date:1918

A photograph of the women who worked at the saw mill.

A photograph of the women who worked at the saw mill.

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Lumber Monorail

Date:1915

A photograph of one of the two lumber monorails used at the Potlatch plant. They supplied the planer, box factory,...

A photograph of one of the two lumber monorails used at the Potlatch plant. They supplied the planer, box factory, and unstacker. The rail system was completely connected and was electrically powered with a 440 AC voltage.

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Erick Matson and Frank Brynaldson on Lumber Bug

Date:1920

A photograph of head lumber grader Erick Matson with Frank Brynaldson who is the driver of the lumber bug. The...

A photograph of head lumber grader Erick Matson with Frank Brynaldson who is the driver of the lumber bug. The lumber bug was powered by batteries that were recharged daily and moved lumber within the plant.

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Milton Sanders and Fred Erick in Box Car

Date:1920

A photograph of Milton Sanders and Fred Erick prepare a box car so lumber is clean and protected during shipment....

A photograph of Milton Sanders and Fred Erick prepare a box car so lumber is clean and protected during shipment.

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4-Square Lumber and Arnold Ringstad

Date:1920

A photograph of Arnold Ringstad piece labeling 4-square lumber.

A photograph of Arnold Ringstad piece labeling 4-square lumber.

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4-Square Lumber Foreman Otto Heine

Date:1925

A photograph of the 4-Square lumber department foreman Otto Heine testing Wizard saw that trims 4-Square lumber and trims smoothly...

A photograph of the 4-Square lumber department foreman Otto Heine testing Wizard saw that trims 4-Square lumber and trims smoothly and to exact lengths.

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Potlatch Mill

Date:1911

A photograph of one of the largest sawmills in the United States, the Potlatch Mill.

A photograph of one of the largest sawmills in the United States, the Potlatch Mill.

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4-Square Lumber on Shipping Dock

Date:1925

A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks 4-square packaged lumber. The lumber was all high grade...

A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks 4-square packaged lumber. The lumber was all high grade Idaho White Pine and the best grades were enclosed in cardboard containers.

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Rudolph W. Zimmerman Death

Date:7/5/1991

A newspaper clipping from The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle announcing Rudolph W. Zimmerman's death after being pinned under a tractor....

A newspaper clipping from The Spokesman-Review and Spokane Chronicle announcing Rudolph W. Zimmerman's death after being pinned under a tractor.

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4-Square Lumber Loading

Date:1925

A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks the loading of the 4-Square lumber in a box...

A photograph of shipping dock foreman Carl Newman as he checks the loading of the 4-Square lumber in a box car.

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Albert Johnson Enforcing Proper Unloading

Date:1925

A photograph of superintendent Alber Johnson nailing an instruction sheet for proper unloading to the 4-Square lumber.

A photograph of superintendent Alber Johnson nailing an instruction sheet for proper unloading to the 4-Square lumber.

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Lumber Loading Dock Exterior

Date:1925

A photograph of a south view of the exterior of the lumber loading dock.

A photograph of a south view of the exterior of the lumber loading dock.

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Lumber Loading Dock Interior

Date:1925

A photograph of the north view of the interior of the lumber loading dock with the planing mill on the...

A photograph of the north view of the interior of the lumber loading dock with the planing mill on the left.

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Potlatch Sawmill

Date:1915

A photograph taken from the horse barn of the Potlatch Sawmill.

A photograph taken from the horse barn of the Potlatch Sawmill.

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Lumber Storage Sheds

Date:1925

A photograph of dry surfaced lumber storage sheds with a specialty manufacturing plant in the tall center building.

A photograph of dry surfaced lumber storage sheds with a specialty manufacturing plant in the tall center building.

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Pres-to-Logs Wood Fuel

Date:1925

A photograph of one of the four machines used to produce 'Pres-to-logs' as a household type wood fuel. It was...

A photograph of one of the four machines used to produce 'Pres-to-logs' as a household type wood fuel. It was invented by chief engineer Robert 'Bob' Bowling and used planer mill waste.

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Dry Lumber Storage

Date:1915

A photograph of dry lumber storage and shipping dock.

A photograph of dry lumber storage and shipping dock.

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Planer Building

Date:1915

A photograph of a south view of the planer building with a sawmill in the background.

A photograph of a south view of the planer building with a sawmill in the background.

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Sawmill Trimmer and Control Cage

Date:1915

A photograph of the sawmill trimmer and control cage.

A photograph of the sawmill trimmer and control cage.

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W. McMurray Place Trail

Date:8/11/1984

A trail to the old mine on W. McMurray Place, also known as old Alva Strong Place, in the Deep...

A trail to the old mine on W. McMurray Place, also known as old Alva Strong Place, in the Deep Creek area of Idaho.

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Vic Beplate House

Date:1940

Vic Beplate's old house.

Vic Beplate's old house.

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West Side of Planer Building

Date:1915

A photograph of the west side of the planer building where rough dry lumber goes for surfacing. The smoke in...

A photograph of the west side of the planer building where rough dry lumber goes for surfacing. The smoke in the background is from the planer power house and was caused by not having enough air to burn the wood shavings properly.

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Erick Matson and Albert Johnson

Date:1925

A photograph of Erick Matson and Alber Johnson checking on white pine rough lumber in the drying yard.

A photograph of Erick Matson and Alber Johnson checking on white pine rough lumber in the drying yard.

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Charlie Peterson and W.B. Wakeman

Date:1925

A photograph of plant superintendent Charlie Peterson and planing mill foreman W.B. Wakeman discussing a newly installed rubber head jack...

A photograph of plant superintendent Charlie Peterson and planing mill foreman W.B. Wakeman discussing a newly installed rubber head jack on the feed table.

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Horsecotter Unstacker

Date:1925

A photograph of the Horsecotter 'unstacker' in operation. It separated the stickers from each load of lumber and returned them...

A photograph of the Horsecotter 'unstacker' in operation. It separated the stickers from each load of lumber and returned them to be used again.

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Box Factory

Date:1925

A photograph of a partial interior view of the Box Factory that manufactured and shipped wood boxes to businesses all...

A photograph of a partial interior view of the Box Factory that manufactured and shipped wood boxes to businesses all over the country like Campbell's Soup and apple farmers.

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Jack E. Erwin and White Pine

Date:1925

A photograph of Jack E. Erwin inspecting white pine lumber in dry storage that was piled on end.

A photograph of Jack E. Erwin inspecting white pine lumber in dry storage that was piled on end.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph of workers stacking match stock white pine to dry in the yard.

A photograph of workers stacking match stock white pine to dry in the yard.

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Planer Building and Area

Date:1915

A photograph of the west side of the planer area.

A photograph of the west side of the planer area.

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Workers

Date:1915

A photograph of workers with white pine.

A photograph of workers with white pine.

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Idaho White Pine

Date:1915

A photograph of Idaho white pine that was used for aircraft manufacturing and shipped to England during WWI.

A photograph of Idaho white pine that was used for aircraft manufacturing and shipped to England during WWI.

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Raymond Zimmerman Obituary

Date:4/11/1990

The obituary for Raymon Zimmerman an honored lumber quality control supervisor after cancer took his life at the age of...

The obituary for Raymon Zimmerman an honored lumber quality control supervisor after cancer took his life at the age of 55.

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Retiring P.F.I. Men

Date:1970

Several photographs and a short overview of the events that occurred to hone the retire men of P.F.I.

Several photographs and a short overview of the events that occurred to hone the retire men of P.F.I.

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Lake Logging

Date:1970

A photograph of Jim and John Murray and excerpt from an article about their plan and qualifications to reclaim timber...

A photograph of Jim and John Murray and excerpt from an article about their plan and qualifications to reclaim timber that had sunk in Coeur d' Alene lake.

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View of Potlatch Plant

Date:1955

A photograph of the Potlatch Plant in the mid 1950's before production began to drop.

A photograph of the Potlatch Plant in the mid 1950's before production began to drop.

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View of Potlatch Plant

Date:1925

An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant.

An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant.

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Bill Deary Memorial Boulders

Date:1921

A photograph of the memorial boulders for Bill Deary that were placed on the gym lawn in 1921.

A photograph of the memorial boulders for Bill Deary that were placed on the gym lawn in 1921.

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View of Potlatch Plant

Date:1935

An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant.

An aerial photograph of the Potlatch Plant.

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Lumber Sorting Shed

Date:1920

A photograph of the unstacked lumber sorting shed with one of it's two overhead lumber handling monorail systems that kept...

A photograph of the unstacked lumber sorting shed with one of it's two overhead lumber handling monorail systems that kept the planer supplied and handled all lumber output from sorting shed. This system was almost trouble free until it was dismantled in 1956.

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Superintendent and Foreman with Employees

Date:1920

A photograph of plant Superintendent Charlie Peterson watching Malcolm Greer check carriage level. At the same time saw mill foreman...

A photograph of plant Superintendent Charlie Peterson watching Malcolm Greer check carriage level. At the same time saw mill foreman Ben F. Swofford watches J.S. Major check set works for accuracy and millwright Ed Compton operates controls.

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Plant Foremen

Date:1920

A photograph of planer foreman Bill Wakeman, replant foreman Guy Van Buskirk, inspector Howard Stafford, and dry sheds foreman Gus...

A photograph of planer foreman Bill Wakeman, replant foreman Guy Van Buskirk, inspector Howard Stafford, and dry sheds foreman Gus Hessel looking over a small load of lumber with a check grader.

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Mill and Town of Potlatch

Date:1913

A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho and the Potlatch Lumber Company mill.

A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho and the Potlatch Lumber Company mill.

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Vic Beplate Hauling Hay

Date:1938

Two horses with a wagon overflowing with hay at the Vic Beplate Place.

Two horses with a wagon overflowing with hay at the Vic Beplate Place.

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Sawmill View

Date:8/1/1913

A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the sawmill at Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Sawmill Interior

Date:1920

A photograph of the inside of Potlatch Sawmill looking towards the head rigs with excellent detail of the roof.

A photograph of the inside of Potlatch Sawmill looking towards the head rigs with excellent detail of the roof.

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Main Distribution Track

Date:1913

A photograph of a man on the main distribution track in the lumber yard.

A photograph of a man on the main distribution track in the lumber yard.

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Green Chain

Date:1920

A photograph of the sawmill sorting shed known as the green chain.

A photograph of the sawmill sorting shed known as the green chain.

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Horse Barn

Date:1915

A photograph of the horse barn at Potlatch

A photograph of the horse barn at Potlatch

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The Gang Saw Foundation

Date:1920

A photograph of the 460 cubic yards of concrete used for the foundation of the gang saw built by Diamond...

A photograph of the 460 cubic yards of concrete used for the foundation of the gang saw built by Diamond Iron Works of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The foundation weighed 920 tons and was used to ensure the gang saw wouldn't tear the sawmill apart.

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Green Chain Crew

Date:1915

A photograph of the crew for the green chain.

A photograph of the crew for the green chain.

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Electric Motors

Date:1915

A photograph of employees in train cars on a 30' gauge track with electric motors at the Potlatch Lumber Company....

A photograph of employees in train cars on a 30' gauge track with electric motors at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Original Dry Kilns

Date:1920

A photograph a the Potlatch Plant of the 5 original dry kilns.

A photograph a the Potlatch Plant of the 5 original dry kilns.

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Green Lumber

Date:1920

A photograph of approximately 40M feet of green lumber headed for the yard.

A photograph of approximately 40M feet of green lumber headed for the yard.

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Cloudy Day on Deep Creek (roadside)

Date:4/1/1989

The view of the sky off the side of a road on a cloudy day on Deep Creek.

The view of the sky off the side of a road on a cloudy day on Deep Creek.

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Sawmill Crew

Date:1911

A photograph of part of the sawmill crew standing on the transfer chain going to the green chain.

A photograph of part of the sawmill crew standing on the transfer chain going to the green chain.

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Burner, Sawmill, and Tie Dock

Date:1920

A photograph of the mill to burner refuse conveyor and overhead blower line carrying planer shavings to burner or sawmill...

A photograph of the mill to burner refuse conveyor and overhead blower line carrying planer shavings to burner or sawmill power plant for fuel.

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Shipping Dock

Date:1915

A photograph of the shipping dock using horses and battery powered electric 'bugs.'

A photograph of the shipping dock using horses and battery powered electric 'bugs.'

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The Loading Platform

Date:1915

A photograph of the under roof loading platform at the Potlach Lumber Company.

A photograph of the under roof loading platform at the Potlach Lumber Company.

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Lumber Shipping Dock

Date:1915

A photograph of the outside of the lumber shipping dock in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the outside of the lumber shipping dock in Potlatch, Idaho for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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1910 Flood

Date:1910

A photograph of the mill in 1910 during the flood

A photograph of the mill in 1910 during the flood

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1910 Green Chain Crew

Date:1910

A photograph of the Green Chain Crew in 1910.

A photograph of the Green Chain Crew in 1910.

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Plant Horses

Date:1915

A photograph at the horse barn of the several horses used in early day plant operations and men to take...

A photograph at the horse barn of the several horses used in early day plant operations and men to take care of them.

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Lumber and Men

Date:1912

A photograph of two men with slabs of lumber.

A photograph of two men with slabs of lumber.

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Large White Pine

Date:11/3/1911

A photograph and a newspaper clipping about a very large white pine tree the Potlatch Lumber company cut whose stump...

A photograph and a newspaper clipping about a very large white pine tree the Potlatch Lumber company cut whose stump was to be placed near the depot in Potlatch as a monument. There is a note on the photo questioning if the stump was fake.

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Cloudy Day on Deep Creek

Date:4/1/1989

A view of the clouds over a field and hills on Deep Creek north of Potlatch.

A view of the clouds over a field and hills on Deep Creek north of Potlatch.

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Lumber from the White Pine King

Date:1912

A photograph of select lumber from the White Pine King. A G.B. Joslin photo courtesy of Special Collections U. of...

A photograph of select lumber from the White Pine King. A G.B. Joslin photo courtesy of Special Collections U. of I. Library.

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Sawmill Plant

Date:1915

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company from the East

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company from the East

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Charles Rogers

Date:1906

A photograph of lumber yard superintendent Charles Rogers.

A photograph of lumber yard superintendent Charles Rogers.

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An Alley of Quality Lumber

Date:1915

A photograph of an alley full of quality lumber and sheep to reduce the fire danger of grasses.

A photograph of an alley full of quality lumber and sheep to reduce the fire danger of grasses.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph of the lumber yard at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the lumber yard at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph within the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock....

A photograph within the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock.

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The Shipping Dock

Date:1913

A photograph of the interior of the shipping dock at Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the interior of the shipping dock at Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph in the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock....

A photograph in the lumber yard of employees moving lumber from massive stacks to be transported to the shipping dock.

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Battery Powered Motors

Date:1915

A photograph of employees and dog with the yard loco's battery bowered 32 volt motors.

A photograph of employees and dog with the yard loco's battery bowered 32 volt motors.

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Yard Crew and Boss Rogers

Date:1915

A photograph of the yard crew in the lumber yard with their boss Rogers on horse back.

A photograph of the yard crew in the lumber yard with their boss Rogers on horse back.

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Daniel Teodor and Marta Brita Ronberg History

Date:7/1/2004

The draft of the history of Daniel Teodor Ronberg and Marta Brita Norberg lives starting with their birth and covering...

The draft of the history of Daniel Teodor Ronberg and Marta Brita Norberg lives starting with their birth and covering their marriage, immigration, farm, family, travels, naturalization, customs, and ending with their death in the mid 1900's.

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Lumber Yard Size

Date:1915

A photograph showing the 60 acres of lumber yard that had 45 miles of track. The original capacity of the...

A photograph showing the 60 acres of lumber yard that had 45 miles of track. The original capacity of the yard was 70,000,000 board feet.

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Sheep

Date:1915

Two photographs of the large herds of sheep used in the summer throughout the lumber yard to help reduce the...

Two photographs of the large herds of sheep used in the summer throughout the lumber yard to help reduce the fire danger of the grass.

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Hull-Oakes Mill News Article

Date:1970

A news article about the Hull Oakes Mill and the plan to turn it into a working museum. It discusses...

A news article about the Hull Oakes Mill and the plan to turn it into a working museum. It discusses the past of the mill, the requirements to turn it into a museum, and why the museum mill would be beneficial.

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House Holiday Card Front

Date:1970

A photograph of the front of a holiday card. The card is of a very detailed doll house with several...

A photograph of the front of a holiday card. The card is of a very detailed doll house with several rooms and dolls.

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Certificate of Organization

Date:1903

A Certificate of Organization of a Corporation under the General Law from the State of Maine outlining the shareholders' (Charles...

A Certificate of Organization of a Corporation under the General Law from the State of Maine outlining the shareholders' (Charles A. Weyerhaeuser, Henry Turrish, F.H. Thatcher, H.M. Heath, and C.L. Andrews) stake in the company.

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Correction Sheet

Date:10/6/1905

A correction sheet from the Lumbermen's Credit Association for changes from October 6-10, 1905.

A correction sheet from the Lumbermen's Credit Association for changes from October 6-10, 1905.

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Potlatch Lumber Co. Introduction

Date:1907

An introduction to a promotional photographic booklet by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

An introduction to a promotional photographic booklet by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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House Holiday Card Back

Date:1970

The inside of a holiday card from Bree and Mary Ann Deary wishing the receiver a happy holiday season and...

The inside of a holiday card from Bree and Mary Ann Deary wishing the receiver a happy holiday season and trying to convince themm to be a charter member of the Potlatch Historical society.

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Frederick Weyehauser

Date:1905

A portrait of Frederick Weyerhauser who lived from 1834-1914.

A portrait of Frederick Weyerhauser who lived from 1834-1914.

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Lee Gale Acknowledgment

Date:11/1/1990

An acknowledgment from Lee Gale thanking all the individuals who made the Potlatch Lumber Company photo collections possible.

An acknowledgment from Lee Gale thanking all the individuals who made the Potlatch Lumber Company photo collections possible.

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Old Pine Tree At Clausen Place

Date:6/1/1989

The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho.

The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho.

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Saw-Mill & Lumber Yard

Date:1970

A document for F. Weyerhauser and F.C.A. Denkmann the proprietors of the steam saw-mill and lumber yard in Rock Island,...

A document for F. Weyerhauser and F.C.A. Denkmann the proprietors of the steam saw-mill and lumber yard in Rock Island, Illinois. There they constantly manufactured building and framing lumber, fencing, flooring, lath, and shingles.

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Portrait

Date:1905

A portrait of an unidentified man.

A portrait of an unidentified man.

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Potlatch Mill

Date:1915

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill.

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill.

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C.R. 'Cliff' Musser

Date:1945

A portrait of C.R. 'Cliff' Musser, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A portrait of C.R. 'Cliff' Musser, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Lee Gale Forward

Date:11/1/1990

A forward from Lee Gale explaining the collections of photographs. He goes through a brief history of the Potlatch Lumber...

A forward from Lee Gale explaining the collections of photographs. He goes through a brief history of the Potlatch Lumber Company and start up of the lumber towns in North Idaho.

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Frederic S. Bell

Date:1945

A portrait of Frederic S. Bell.

A portrait of Frederic S. Bell.

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Potlatch Lumber Co. Photo Albums

Date:1970

A list of albums of photographs from 1900-1930 for the Potlatch Lumber Co.

A list of albums of photographs from 1900-1930 for the Potlatch Lumber Co.

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F.C.A. Denkmann

Date:1895

A portrait of F.C.A. Denkmann who lived from 1820-1905.

A portrait of F.C.A. Denkmann who lived from 1820-1905.

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R. Drew Musser

Date:1945

A portrait R. Drew Musser.

A portrait R. Drew Musser.

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F.H. 'Frank' Thatcher

Date:1925

A portrait of F.H. 'Frank' Thatcher, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A portrait of F.H. 'Frank' Thatcher, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Old Pine Tree At Clausen Place

Date:5/1/1989

The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho.

The old pine tree on the corner of R. Clausen Place in Deep Creek near Potlatch, Idaho.

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Charles A. Weyerhaeuser

Date:1915

A portrait of Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930), the Director and President of the Potlatch Lumber Company with Vice President Henry...

A portrait of Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930), the Director and President of the Potlatch Lumber Company with Vice President Henry Turrish.

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John B. Kehl

Date:1903

A portrait of John B. Kehl, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company from 1903-1909. He was bornin 1837 in...

A portrait of John B. Kehl, a director at the Potlatch Lumber Company from 1903-1909. He was bornin 1837 in Germany and died in 1909 in Wisconsin.

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Log Pond

Date:9/1/1906

A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Potlatch, Idaho

Date:1908

A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho with the view of the town, pond, ball park, WI&M yards, and Gold Hill in...

A photograph of Potlatch, Idaho with the view of the town, pond, ball park, WI&M yards, and Gold Hill in the background.

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Palouse, Washington

Date:1905

A photograph looking east over Palouse, Washington. The Palouse River can be seen full of logs to supply the Potlatch...

A photograph looking east over Palouse, Washington. The Palouse River can be seen full of logs to supply the Potlatch Mill since the photo was taken prior to the construction of the railroad. Courtesy of Whitman County Historical Society- Pullman.

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Potlatch Lumber Company Logo

Date:1905

The original Potlatch Lumber Company letter head logo.

The original Potlatch Lumber Company letter head logo.

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Charles A. Weyerhaeuser

Date:1905

A portrait of the first president of the Potlatch Lumber Company, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930). He was the second son...

A portrait of the first president of the Potlatch Lumber Company, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser (1866-1930). He was the second son of Frederick Weyerhaeuser.

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Potlatch Lumber Company

Date:1907

A document for the Potlatch Lumber Company with a list of officers and directors.

A document for the Potlatch Lumber Company with a list of officers and directors.

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Potlatch Lumber Co. History

Date:1950

A paper covering the brief history of the Potlatch Lumber Company starting from Frederick Weyerhauser's first lumber venture and ending...

A paper covering the brief history of the Potlatch Lumber Company starting from Frederick Weyerhauser's first lumber venture and ending with the merging of the mills that Weyerhauser built in Idaho.

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New Potlatch Lumber Mill

Date:1906

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corportation.

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built. Photo courtesy of the Potlatch Corportation.

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Potlatch Mill

Date:1915

View of the Potlatch Mill.

View of the Potlatch Mill.

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East Side Sawmill

Date:4/17/1906

A photograph of the east side of the sawmill with the town in the background courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the east side of the sawmill with the town in the background courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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Northeast Sawmill

Date:1907

A photograph of the northeast view of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the northeast view of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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West Side Sawmill

Date:1930

A photograph of the west side of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the west side of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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William Codd

Date:1950

A buisiness card for William Codd, a manufacturer of and dealer in glass and builders' material in Colfax, Washington.

A buisiness card for William Codd, a manufacturer of and dealer in glass and builders' material in Colfax, Washington.

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New Potlatch Lumber Mill

Date:8/15/1906

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built and almost ready to begin production.

A photograph of the Potlatch Mill after it was first built and almost ready to begin production.

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Brand New Sawmill

Date:1950

A paper introducing the new Potlatch Sawmill with its demensions, color, and design.

A paper introducing the new Potlatch Sawmill with its demensions, color, and design.

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Water Rights

Date:1950

A document entitled '-'Early Day' Logging and Lumbering on the Palouse' the discusses the battle between the sawmill and grain...

A document entitled '-'Early Day' Logging and Lumbering on the Palouse' the discusses the battle between the sawmill and grain mill for the power of the Palouse River.

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Product List

Date:4/5/1912

A list of items and their cost from the Potlatch Lumber Company in Colfax, WA.

A list of items and their cost from the Potlatch Lumber Company in Colfax, WA.

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Codd Sawmill Yard

Date:1905

A photograph of the Codd sawmill yard in Colfax that Wm. Deary purchased in 1904 for $115,698.00. The Mill was...

A photograph of the Codd sawmill yard in Colfax that Wm. Deary purchased in 1904 for $115,698.00. The Mill was permanently closed the fall of 1909.

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Palouse River Dam

Date:1910

A photograph of a damn on the Palouse River.

A photograph of a damn on the Palouse River.

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Elsa Higgins Obituary

Date:4/26/1991

The obituary for school teacher and active Potlatch club member Elsa Higgins after she passed away in Tekoa at the...

The obituary for school teacher and active Potlatch club member Elsa Higgins after she passed away in Tekoa at the age of 93.

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P.L.C. in Palouse

Date:1970

A document containing an exerpt from the Palouse Republic then the brief history of the sawmill in Palouse. The exerpt...

A document containing an exerpt from the Palouse Republic then the brief history of the sawmill in Palouse. The exerpt was from March 18, 1904 and was introducing the improvements and excitement of the Palouse sawmill being reopened. The history explains the short life of the Palouse sawmill being owned by the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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P.L.C. at Palouse

Date:1904

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's Mill at Palouse Washington.

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's Mill at Palouse Washington.

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Log Storage in Palouse

Date:1905

A photograph of log storage in the river at Palouse, Washington.

A photograph of log storage in the river at Palouse, Washington.

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Pioneer's Cabin

Date:9/22/1905

A photograph of pioneers with their cabin at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of pioneers with their cabin at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Pioneer's Cabin Fire

Date:9/22/1905

A photograph of the Pioneer's Cabin burning down at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of the Pioneer's Cabin burning down at a mill site for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Mill Site

Date:1915

A photograph of a mill site.

A photograph of a mill site.

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Lumber Yard

Date:1915

A photograph of a lumber yard.

A photograph of a lumber yard.

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Main Street

Date:1906

A photograph of early Main Street and residents in Potlatch, Idaho courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

A photograph of early Main Street and residents in Potlatch, Idaho courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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Log Pond

Date:1906

A photograph of the railroad track retaining wall, the Potlatch main street, and the newly built log pond that covered...

A photograph of the railroad track retaining wall, the Potlatch main street, and the newly built log pond that covered 31 acres and held 5 million brd. feet of logs. Courtesy of Lillian Yangel

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Northwest Mill Site

Date:1925

A photograph lookin north-west over the mill site courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph lookin north-west over the mill site courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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Men at W. McMurrray Place

Date:8/11/1984

Dwight Strong, Irving Strong, Albert Clausen, and Don Strong at the Old Mine on W. McMurray Place.

Dwight Strong, Irving Strong, Albert Clausen, and Don Strong at the Old Mine on W. McMurray Place.

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Mountain Home School of Latah County

Date:1916

The students Raymond, Ruth, Louie, David, Harold, and Pearl Kellmer, Flora and Dora Gonser, Florence and Red Rodgers, and Frances...

The students Raymond, Ruth, Louie, David, Harold, and Pearl Kellmer, Flora and Dora Gonser, Florence and Red Rodgers, and Frances Emert of Mountain Home School in Latah County District No. 1.

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Temporary Buildings

Date:1905

A photograph of temporary houseing, office, cook house, and store built by T.P. Jones (Deary's logging superintendent) and his crew...

A photograph of temporary houseing, office, cook house, and store built by T.P. Jones (Deary's logging superintendent) and his crew the summer of 1905. Courtesy of the Potlatch Corportation.

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Early Potlatch

Date:1905

An early photograph of temporary housing, knobb hill, and the rail road cut in Potlatch.

An early photograph of temporary housing, knobb hill, and the rail road cut in Potlatch.

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Sawmill Foundation

Date:5/21/1905

A photograph of the 194 concrete foundation piers that went 14 feet below grade courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the 194 concrete foundation piers that went 14 feet below grade courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Power Plant Excavation

Date:11/21/1905

A photograph of workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph of workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Power Plant Excavation

Date:11/21/1905

A photograph looking west over workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

A photograph looking west over workers excavating land for the power plant for the Potlatch Lumber Company.

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Sawmill Construction

Date:12/22/1905

A photograph of the construction of the saw mill building courtesy of L.C.H.S.

A photograph of the construction of the saw mill building courtesy of L.C.H.S.

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Horse Barn Construction

Date:1905

A photograph of the construction of the horse barn courtesy of Potlatch Corportation.

A photograph of the construction of the horse barn courtesy of Potlatch Corportation.

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Machinery Floor Plan

Date:1905-04

A photograph of the layout of the power transmission shafting and cross belthing throughout all the machinery in the Potlatch...

A photograph of the layout of the power transmission shafting and cross belthing throughout all the machinery in the Potlatch sawmill.

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Machinery Floor Plan Description

Date:1905-04

A description of the machinery floor plan of the Potlatch Sawmill. It goes into detail about the size and power...

A description of the machinery floor plan of the Potlatch Sawmill. It goes into detail about the size and power of the machines needed to run the mill.

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Spring Sawmill

Date:1906

A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906.

A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906.

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Mountain Home School of Latah County

Date:1916

Mountain Home School building in District No. 1, Latah County.

Mountain Home School building in District No. 1, Latah County.

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Summer Sawmill

Date:1906

A photograph of the sawmill in the Summer of 1906

A photograph of the sawmill in the Summer of 1906

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Log Pond Excavation

Date:12/22/1905

A photograph of workers excavating the log pond area when it was originally 6 to 10 feet. Photo courtesy of...

A photograph of workers excavating the log pond area when it was originally 6 to 10 feet. Photo courtesy of Calvin Kreid.

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Log Pond Construction

Date:1905

A photograph of the sawmill while the log pond was still being built.

A photograph of the sawmill while the log pond was still being built.

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Westinghouse Generator

Date:1906

A photograph of a generator built by Westinghouse that cost $4800.00 to complete.

A photograph of a generator built by Westinghouse that cost $4800.00 to complete.

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The Twin City Engine

Date:1915

A photograph of an employee with the Twin City Engine.

A photograph of an employee with the Twin City Engine.

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Generator Description

Date:1906

A description of the original and only source of electricity for the plant when they started in 1906.

A description of the original and only source of electricity for the plant when they started in 1906.

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Corliss Engineer Art Fleiger

Date:2/1/1948

An article and photograph of Art Fleiger, the engineer of the big Corliss machine.

An article and photograph of Art Fleiger, the engineer of the big Corliss machine.

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Building the Sawmill

Date:1905

A photograph of the sawmill before the log pond was put in place and the only constructed building was the...

A photograph of the sawmill before the log pond was put in place and the only constructed building was the mill.

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Twin City Corliss Engine

Date:1906

A photograph of the 32'x48' Twin City Corliss Engine Planing mill Drive, flywheel 18'x56'

A photograph of the 32'x48' Twin City Corliss Engine Planing mill Drive, flywheel 18'x56'

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Replacement of the Corliss Engine

Date:3/1/1947

A newspaper article about the replacement of the Corliss Engine. The accompaning photograph includes Art Flieger, the engineer of the...

A newspaper article about the replacement of the Corliss Engine. The accompaning photograph includes Art Flieger, the engineer of the engince.

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Alva Strong Mill

Date:1921

Ezra Graff, James Strong, Agnes Strong, Mrs. Rumbel, and Edna Strong on the tramway at the Alva Strong Mill at...

Ezra Graff, James Strong, Agnes Strong, Mrs. Rumbel, and Edna Strong on the tramway at the Alva Strong Mill at Middle Deep Creek.

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Electric Motors

Date:1906

A photograph of the electric motors that replaced the Twin City Corliss Engine. The units also supplied electric power to...

A photograph of the electric motors that replaced the Twin City Corliss Engine. The units also supplied electric power to the town of Potlatch for many years.

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Planing Mill Power House

Date:1906

A photograph of the planing mill power house courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the planing mill power house courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Planer and Shipping Dock

Date:1906

A photograph of the planer and shipping dock.

A photograph of the planer and shipping dock.

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Green Lumber Chain Crew

Date:1909

A photograph of the green lumber chain crew courtesy of Paul Welo.

A photograph of the green lumber chain crew courtesy of Paul Welo.

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A.W. Laird

Date:1910

A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company Assistant General Manager A.W. Laird.

A photograph of Potlatch Lumber Company Assistant General Manager A.W. Laird.

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Spring Sawmill

Date:1906

A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the sawmill in the Spring of 1906 courtesy of Potlatch Corporation.

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First Day of Production

Date:9/11/1906

A photograph of Mark Seymour Sr., A.H. Irving, W.A. Wilkinson, A.W. Laird, Wm. Deary, Cliff R. Musser, and R. M....

A photograph of Mark Seymour Sr., A.H. Irving, W.A. Wilkinson, A.W. Laird, Wm. Deary, Cliff R. Musser, and R. M. Weyerhaeuser on a car the first day of mill production.

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Mark L. Seymour Sr.

Date:1910

A photograph of mill mechanical superintendent Mark L. Seymour Sr.

A photograph of mill mechanical superintendent Mark L. Seymour Sr.

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Old Employees and Weyerhaeuser Men

Date:1910

A photograph of the old employees and Weyerhaeuser men.

A photograph of the old employees and Weyerhaeuser men.

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Northwest Plant

Date:1908

A photograph looking northwest over the plant courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph looking northwest over the plant courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Alva Strong's First Sawmill

Date:1905

Ralph Foncer, Moke, Ralph Kellmer, Irving Strong, and two unknown males at Alva Strong's first sawmill.

Ralph Foncer, Moke, Ralph Kellmer, Irving Strong, and two unknown males at Alva Strong's first sawmill.

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Fred Campell and Mr. Morgon

Date:1906

A photograph of Fred Campell on a white horse and the town site supt. Mr. Morgon on a black horse....

A photograph of Fred Campell on a white horse and the town site supt. Mr. Morgon on a black horse.

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52' Board

Date:1906

A photograph of two employees with a 52' board.

A photograph of two employees with a 52' board.

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Water Works Pumping Station

Date:1906

A photograph of the water works pumping station that supplied all the water needed for the plant and the town....

A photograph of the water works pumping station that supplied all the water needed for the plant and the town. They were two Fairbanks Morse Underwriter's Fire Pumps that were steam powered. They were originally supplied by two 500' wells.

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Water Works Pumping Station Description

Date:1906

A description with specific detail about the water works pumping station and the lifecycles of the machines

A description with specific detail about the water works pumping station and the lifecycles of the machines

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Employees and Saw

Date:1906

A photograph of three employees next to a saw.

A photograph of three employees next to a saw.

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Electric Powered Saws

Date:9/1/1911

A photograph of two electic powered chain saws that cost $1080 each.

A photograph of two electic powered chain saws that cost $1080 each.

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Southwest Sawmill

Date:6/17/1906

A photograph looking southeast over the sawmill just 3 months before it began cutting lumber. Photo courtesy of Lillian Yangel....

A photograph looking southeast over the sawmill just 3 months before it began cutting lumber. Photo courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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No. 1 Rig

Date:1910

A photograph of the No. 1 rig with three employees.

A photograph of the No. 1 rig with three employees.

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Northeast Plant

Date:1907

A photograph of the plant looking northeast.

A photograph of the plant looking northeast.

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Saw Description

Date:1910

A description of the sawmill layout changes and the lifecycles of different saws used by the Potlatch Corporation.

A description of the sawmill layout changes and the lifecycles of different saws used by the Potlatch Corporation.

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Lumber at Alva Strong Mill

Date:1919

A photograph looking southwest over lumber at Alva Strong's sawmill at middle Deep Creek.

A photograph looking southwest over lumber at Alva Strong's sawmill at middle Deep Creek.

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Potlatch Sawmill

Date:6/17/1906

A photograph of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

A photograph of the Potlatch Sawmill courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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East Sawmill

Date:1906

A photograph of the east side of the sawmill in the Spring.

A photograph of the east side of the sawmill in the Spring.

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West Sawmill

Date:1906

A photograph of the west side of the sawmill in the Spring.

A photograph of the west side of the sawmill in the Spring.

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Log Pond Excavation

Date:1905-12

A photograph of workers excavating land for the log pond courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

A photograph of workers excavating land for the log pond courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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Dredge and Pile Driver

Date:1905

A photograph of a compination dredge and pile driver that were used to construct the log pond.

A photograph of a compination dredge and pile driver that were used to construct the log pond.

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New Potlatch Lumber Mill

Date:1906

A photograph of the new sawmill taking shape for the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

A photograph of the new sawmill taking shape for the Potlatch Lumber Company courtesy of the Potlatch Corporation.

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Plant, Shops, and other Buildings

Date:9/11/1906

The plants construction progress about a month before it cut the first lumber, Sept. 11th 1906. To the right of...

The plants construction progress about a month before it cut the first lumber, Sept. 11th 1906. To the right of the sawmill is the W.I.&M. round house, machine shop and car repair shop. Behind that is the planer building (long white roof) and the planer power house still under construction. In the right foreground is the Potlatch Mercantile building with the outside walls barely up. In the foreground is the old ranch house, barn and outbuildings that were there when Deary purchased the land in June 1905. Note the outhouse, lower right.'

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Railroad Photo Collage

Date:1907

Ten photographs of the building of the tracks, the locomotives, the station, and the mill the trains serviced.

Ten photographs of the building of the tracks, the locomotives, the station, and the mill the trains serviced.

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Plant, Shops, and other Buildings Description

Date:1906

A description of the buildings and their location in the previous photograph.

A description of the buildings and their location in the previous photograph.

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Palouse Flour Mill

Date:1905

A photograph of the rebuilt Palouse flour mill. The river has more water going down it in this image than...

A photograph of the rebuilt Palouse flour mill. The river has more water going down it in this image than you could ever see today.

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Strong's Republic Truck

Date:1919

Alva Strong's first 'Republic' Truck with a load of lumber.

Alva Strong's first 'Republic' Truck with a load of lumber.

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Sawmill

Date:4/17/1906

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill with a view of a developing Potlatch, Idaho behind it.

A photograph of the Potlatch Lumber Company's sawmill with a view of a developing Potlatch, Idaho behind it.

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Workers

Date:1910

A photograph of workers at the Potlatch sawmill.

A photograph of workers at the Potlatch sawmill.

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Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam

Date:1920

A photograph of the upper dam.

A photograph of the upper dam.

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Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam Construction

Date:1905

A photograph of the almost completed upper dam.

A photograph of the almost completed upper dam.

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Rock Creek 'Upper' Dam Site

Date:1904

A photograph of the upper dam site prior to construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

A photograph of the upper dam site prior to construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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Rock Creek Dam

Date:1904

A photograph of the original Rock Creek Dam courtesy of Malcolm Rossman.

A photograph of the original Rock Creek Dam courtesy of Malcolm Rossman.

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Twin City Engine Valve Instructions

Date:1950

A document containing instrustions on how to set up the valves on the 'Twin-City' Corliss Engine so it will run...

A document containing instrustions on how to set up the valves on the 'Twin-City' Corliss Engine so it will run the first try and have the best running of the engine.

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The Rock Creek Dam

Date:1904

A paragraph on the maintenance on the Rock Creek Dam that was required due to heavy traffic.

A paragraph on the maintenance on the Rock Creek Dam that was required due to heavy traffic.

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Sawmill Construction

Date:6/17/1906

A photograph of the sawmill with one stack still under construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

A photograph of the sawmill with one stack still under construction courtesy of Lillian Yangel.

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Sawmill and Residents

Date:1905

A photograph of the sawmill and some Potlatch residents in the latest fashions.

A photograph of the sawmill and some Potlatch residents in the latest fashions.

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Delivery Truck

Date:1919

A man driving an Allen & Lewis delivery truck with a young girl.

A man driving an Allen & Lewis delivery truck with a young girl.

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Rock Creek Dam

Date:1910

A photograph of the Rock Creek dam that was more commonly known as the 'upper dam.'

A photograph of the Rock Creek dam that was more commonly known as the 'upper dam.'

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Log Pond

Date:9/1/1906

A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

A photograph of the log pond at the Potlatch Lumber Company in Potlatch, Idaho.

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Log Pond Splash

Date:1906

A photograph of dumping logs into the pond by a steam powered crane on a parallel track. This print also...

A photograph of dumping logs into the pond by a steam powered crane on a parallel track. This print also shows the wall panels open on the sawmill south wall between the top end of the 'bull chain' and No. 1 rig, to the right. This was done whenever long timbers above 24 feet were cut, with maximum lengths around 40'.

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Full Log Pond

Date:9/1/1906

A photograph of the pond full of logs less than two weeks prior to mill start-up time, Sept. 11. The...

A photograph of the pond full of logs less than two weeks prior to mill start-up time, Sept. 11. The print is a good view of the railroad siding where logs are dumped inot the pond from flat-cars. The center print actually show

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Log Pond Description

Date:1906

A description of two photograph of the log pond and actions taking place there.

A description of two photograph of the log pond and actions taking place there.

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Log Pond and Employees

Date:1906