Washington Standard May 15, 1908
The capital stock of the Salsich Lumber Company, near Yelm, has been increased from 350,000 to $450,000. They had under construction a modern lumber manufacturing plant.
Category : Logging
Washington Standard May 20, 1910
Loggers are protesting against the Nisqually bridge, alleging that the river is a navigable stream and the piers will interfere with logging. This matter had been referred to the War Department at Washington.
Washington Standard 1913
Friday night, the Bible class of the Yelm Sunday school will give an old fashioned party at which everyone will do a “stunt.”
The McKenna mill began operations January 1, after a week’s lay off for the holidays.
Washington Standard January 31, 1913
Mr. Fred Lotz and family have arrived from Olympia and will live near the mill located in Mr. Arch Price’s neighborhood. The mill is one of the oldest in this section, but has changed hands and will begin work son. Mr. Lotz will be employed in the mill.
The mill at McKenna [...]
Washington Standard January 29, 1915
The Whitlatch Lumber company is constructing a shingle mill on the site of the plant which burned early last fall.
There’s to be a Valentine Ball at the local hall Saturday night, February 6. The following Saturday there’s to be a dance at the Smith Prairie Grange hall
O. C. Van Houten, the [...]
Washington Standard December 19, 1902
Jacob Hettrick, of Yelm, was the purchaser of John Nordmeyer’s mill for which Sheriff Mills went to Yelm to dispose of on execution. Nordmeyer skipped out not long ago without leaving his address, but man debts remained.
Washington Standard April 21, 1905
The Fox sawmill, near Yelm, was destroyed by fire last Friday night. Loss $2,000. It had been in operation in the timber of that district for a number of years.
Washington Standard April 26, 1901
David Harrington was killed in Miller’s Mill, at Yelm, Saturday, by the bursting of a cut-off saw he was operating, a portion of which penetrated his body, striking the heart. Notwithstanding the nature of the blow, he lived nearly an hour after the laceration of the vital organs. Harrington came from [...]
The McKenna Lumber Company closed its camps last week for the holidays.
The F & W shngle mill, owned by Charles Falkner and E. E. Whitlatch, and several thousand shingles were totally destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning of last week,only the dry kiln being saved. The damage amounted to about $2,500 with $1,000 insurance. [...]
It Goes Henry Ford One Better Or So, Does McKenna
By Francis Stone Burns
Tacoma Daily Ledger November 17, 1918
McKenna, Nov. 16.–(Special)–the blue and white old mountain, seamed and scarred, majestic, her throat wrapped in a scarf of mist, turned her face through the late autumn sunshine yesterday to a half hundred towns in Western Washington.
Her serene [...]