Early Skykomish

Early Skykomish (HM2DYI)

Location: Skykomish, WA 98288 King County
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Country: United States of America
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N 47° 42.553', W 121° 21.607'

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Affectionately known as "Sky" Skykomish began with the Great Northern Railway

the motel stands today. This mill had a capacity of 80,000 shingles per day. To supply the mill with cedar, cutters cut the blocks (called bolts) of cedar along the river bottoms above town and the bolts were floated downriver to a log boom that stretched across the river at the mill site.
With the end of locally based railroad activity, depleted old-growth forests and increased related environmental concerns, the timber industry in Skykomish has declined. The forests are still an important asset to the town, providing many recreational opportunities.
(marker photograph captions)
· John F. Stevens, 1853-1943, photographer unknown, Norton Collection.
· Railroad Avenue and Railroad Yards, circa 1914, photograph by Lee Pickett, Norton Collection.
· The Town of Skykomish, 1899, artist unknown, Norton Collection.
· Substation and Electric Locomotive, circa 1930, photography by Lee Pickett, Norton Collection.
· Wandschneider's Hotel, circa 1903, photographer unknown, Norton Collection.
· Railroad Avenue, Skykomish, circa 1907, Maloney's General Store (left) and Skykomish Hotel (center) built in 1905 by D. J. Manning after a fire destroyed the original hotel, photographer unknown, Norton Collection.
· Skykomish School, constructed 1902, photograph by Lee Pickett, Norton Collection.
· Bloedel-Donovan Mill, photograph by Darius Kinsey, Norton Collection.
· In the 1930s trucks replaced trains in taking logs to the mill. Holdridge and Wren Logging Company, 1958, photograph by Bob Norton.
· (Marker Background Image) Bloedel-Donovan Railroad Trestle across the Skykomish River, photograph by Darius Kinsey, Norton Collection.
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Date Added Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 623012 N 5285284
Decimal Degrees47.70921667, -121.36011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 42.553', W 121° 21.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 42' 33.18" N, 121° 21' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 E Railroad Ave, Skykomish WA 98288, US
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