|Title||Trucks carrying giant fir logs through North Bend, April 23, 1943 |
|Caption||A 200-foot Douglas fir, reported to be the largest tree taken out of the North Bend area by truck, traveled to Lake Washington in four sections, escorted by a state patrol car. Flagmen traveled with the convoy to stop traffic at busy intersections. Lumbermen estimated that the tree, taken from a mountainside above the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, was hundreds of years old, and its usable parts contained some 35, 000 board feet of lumber or enough plywood for four to six houses. The giant logs were dumped into Lake Washington, floated through the ship canal to the Elliott Bay Mill Company and cut into plywood.|
This April 1943 photo shows the four sections of Douglas fir passing through downtown North Bend. Each of three pieces measured 23 feet long, and the fourth measured 24 feet. Each truck was overloaded by at least ten tons.
|Notes||Signs in image: Lee Brothers. McGraths Cafe. Hotel. Meat Market. Fountain Drugs. Bellinger's Bakery. Cold Storage Lockers. Ice Cream - Delicatessen - Hamburgers. Picnic Supplies, Ice, Soft Ice Cream. Thompson's Cafe.|
Handwritten on sleeve: LUMBER and LUMBERING, Logs going through North Bend on trucks.
Caption information source: P-I exhibit and research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 23, 1943.
|Subjects||Logs--Washington (State)--North Bend; Lumber industry--Washington (State)--North Bend; Trucks--Washington (State)--North Bend; Automobiles--Washington (State)--North Bend; Business districts--Washington (State)--North Bend; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--North Bend; Cafes--Washington (State)--North Bend |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--North Bend |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5336.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |