This photo shows how important logging was to Oregon and the size of the labor force during the depression era.
Dale Nicol on 23rd August 2018 @ 7:04am
Certainly shows how labor intensive sawmills were back in the day. Does anyone know if the Dee mill run two shifts? Doubtful during the depression. My dad came from a large family and left home during the 6th grade and went to work in a small mill on the coast. His pay was an army cot to sleep on by himself-no brothers, and 3 meals a day, And they never run out of beans. Of course he also walked uphill both ways during his early school years. But I do know he left home and went to work during his grade school years.
Buzz on 23rd August 2018 @ 7:40am
Reminds me of the Hull Oaks mill at Monroe Or, rare to still be cutting up to 6' diameter, 80' long, steam powered and visitor welcoming. Check the good videos of the operation ~
Kenn on 23rd August 2018 @ 9:00am
OK everyone, hats OFF and I mean EVERYONE!....one woman, one tie. I wonder how this photograph was arranged and what it took to stage it.
and yes Buzz....up hill both ways in the snow.
Arlen Sheldrake on 23rd August 2018 @ 10:13am
Left to right bottom picture Doug Vanderlinc,Bill Bonney, Russ Curtis,Pete Sheridian,Ted Goin Jack Klingbel Pat Patterson Buck Dean with tye Harry Wirck James Mcew Mamy Kisto Lewis Dad Green Nels Nelson ? Mike Kovin Al Gehrig There are more names but these were told to me by my dad Russ Curtis and Jim Wisheart My spelling on these names is not real good.
lee on 23rd August 2018 @ 11:35am
Thanks Lee, and thanks to your Dad. The print was covered in glass, with several of the names taped to the glass. I can read three: Russ Curtis, Ted Goin, and Nels Nelson, and they line up with your dad's IDs. Amazing!
Arthur on 23rd August 2018 @ 3:10pm
Hoping to see My Grandfather in there somewhere, not sure if I would know My great grandfather but they both worked there about that time, Knew Ted Goin, lived next door to us as I grew up.
James Gray on 23rd August 2018 @ 6:43pm
James: That Ted Goin's mother eventually was married to my grandfather.
Charlott on 24th August 2018 @ 7:08am
My great Great Grandfather was Jack Eccles, my mom was Doone Eccles married to Don McDougall, we used to spend many summers in Hood River in 60’s growing up, Eileen Eccles my aunt and Bruce Eccles my uncle were my favorite, My memories of Hood River, the Dee mill, my uncles apple and pear farm on the Hood River, the Dee mill and the lodge at Mount Hood.
John mcdougall on 8th February 2021 @ 5:28pm