|Title||Taylor's Mill at Rainier Beach, Seattle, ca. 1910 |
|Date||ca. 1910 |
|Caption||Sanford Taylor built his first mill on Lake Washington near Leschi. Rains in 1901 caused a slide that badly damaged the operation. He loaded his equipment on barges and moved south to Rainier Beach and rebuilt. The workers formed a small community which the post office called Tamil. The company was also known as the Rainier Beach Lumber Co. The mill employed about 100 workers. Their lumber was shipped south to Renton and north to Seattle by the streetcar line. Local deliveries were made by horse and wagon up a steep canyon named "Dead Horse Canyon, " behind the mill. Their first supply of logs came from the heavily wooded Skyway area on the hill above the mill via a chute, over the car tracks, to the lake. |
|Notes||Caption on image: Taylors Mill.|
Photographer's reference number: 193.
Postmarked November 1[?], from Seattle, Columbia (Station), WA; one-cent stamp (upside down).
Handwritten on verso: This is where Frank used to work. He was badly hurt - will write any dear bro[?]. I recd your letter all OK was sorry to hear of Mary's sickness do hope she is better I would love to be there as I have a little more nerve than I used to have. Will ans soon.
Addressed to Mr. J.C. De Long, Greenwich, Kansas.
Lumber industry--Washington (State)--Seattle
Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Rainier Beach (Seattle, Wash.)
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Photograph Collection |
|Accession Number||02.001.01 |
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|Repository||Rainier Valley Historical Society, Seattle |
|Repository Collection||Rainier Valley Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic postcard: b&w; 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned 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. |