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 : McKenna
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 [...]
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Nisqually Valley News
January 7, 1943
On Tuesday 14 pupils were absent from the McKenna school due to illness, mostly due to mumps, with few cases of measles.
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 [...]
Scenes At The Salsich Lumber Company’s New Town Of McKenna — Mammoth New Industry Tributary To Tacoma.
NEW PLANT OF THE SALSICH LUMBER COMPANY AT MCKENNA.
Tacoma Daily Ledger May 2, 1909 (p. 40)
The Ledger presents herewith the first published picture of the Salsich Lumber company’s big new plan at McKenna on the Tacoma Eastern Railroad, together [...]
Tract Owned by Salsich Lumber Company Will Have Good Railroad Facilities
Tacoma Daily Ledger March 3, 1907 (p. 5)
Eastern capitalists, associated with H. E. Salsich in the purchase of land and water rights on the Nisqually River in Pierce and Thurston Counties, plan the establishment of a new town to be located on both the Union [...]
The Big Lumbering Boom Ended, But Many Residents Decided it Still Was a Good Place to Live
By Alice Staples
When the 20th Century was in its teens, the booming little logging town of McKenna, nestled on the Nisqually River 25 miles southwest of Tacoma was a “jumping, jiving community where the lights never went out,” old-timers [...]
About Fifty Houses Already Erected at McKenna
Lumber is Being Cut for 200 More-Town Laid Out With Broad Streets and Buildings Are Being Erected With View of Architectural Neatness
Tacoma Daily Ledger June 7, 1908 (p. 11)
(Special Dispatch to the Ledger)
Olympia, June 6 – – A model town in the making is in the way Fred Carlyon [...]
GOOD OUTLOOK FOR BUILDING IN 1907
ONLY ONE CLOUD EXISTS ON LOCAL HORIZON
Tacoma Daily Ledger December 23, 1906 (p. 20)
H. E. Salsich, the Eastern investor, who recently purchased 1,300 acres along the Nisqually and near Yelm, from F. W. Carylon, is arranging for the erection of a big sawmill upon the banks of the Nisqually, and [...]