(Unpublished Second Edition with Several New Chapters Added)

The incomplete, and probably inaccurate, history of the timber industry in parts of Central and Eastern Oregon from 1867 to near the present.

by Martin Morisette [Copyright © 2005]


A note about footnotes: Generally I find footnotes distracting—but not nearly as distracting as endnotes—and since I want to be taken seriously, I’ve used them in Green Gold but unless you are REALLY interested in details simply skip them. Without reading them the stories will still make sense; it's up to you.

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Dedicated to the Memory of

ANDREW GALE ONTKO

Mentor, inspiration, friend, hero.


Green Gold

Table of Contents

The incomplete, and probably inaccurate, history of the timber industry in parts of Central and Eastern Oregon from 1867 to somewhere near the present.

 


Chapter Title
Time Frame
Page
Introduction
 
 
Prolog
 
13
Bullwackers, Timber Beasts & Sawdust Savages
 
21
Sam Compton
1876-1938
33
C.C. Maling
187-1906
41
Jack Dee
1886-????
45
Charles Durham
1890-1905
51
W.B. Marshall   & Other Early Lumbermen
1890-1919
57
N.S. Nelson
1906-1927
63
RT Brown & Son
1907-1935
69
Smith Brothers
1915-1934
89
Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company
1916-1980
101
Big Log Lumber Company
1920's-1940's
117
Ochoco Timber Company
1923-1945
123
Spoo Family's Operations
1923-1955
129
Archie Ream
1925-1951
137
Johnson-Albriton
1926-1930
145
Who is Edward W. Barnes?
1919-1930
153
"By the Grace of God" by Michael McGhee
 
171
Anderson & Daubin
1932-1934
175
Pine Products Corporation
1935-1992
179
Early Harney County Sawmills
1887-1950s
195
Hudspeth: The Early Years
1936-1947
201
Alexander-Yawkey/Stewart Lumber Company
1937-1960
231
Charlie Jackson
1937-1949
241
Thorn Brothers
1937-1939
255
Paul B. Kelly
1938-1970
261
Evans Pine Lumber
1940-1947
275
Triangle Sawmill
1944-1948
291
The Mills at Izee:
 
295
----------Raph L. Smith Lumber Company
----------Ellingson Lumber Company
1946-1949
1949-1966
296
300
Izee Photo Album  
305
"Growing Up In A Logging Camp", Russ Miles  
311
Izee: Spring 2003  
317
Stil-Van Lumber Company
1946-1957
319
Prineville Millwork Company
1946-1947
329
Hudspeth's Expansion: Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Beyond
1947-1970S
333
Wally Smith Trucking Inc.
1947-1996
287
Hudspeth: The Downfall
1965-1981
351
The Mortimores' Juniper Log Factory
in operation
359
Crook County Sawmills: A Summary  
367
Appendix:  
 

------------The Sawmills of Green Gold Country:

 

389

----------Acknowledgements

 

407

----------Afterthoughts

 

411

----------Index

 

415


The Following Chapters were not included in the original publication of GREEN GOLD and some of the material that follows has not been finalized but rather than keep it filed away awaiting completion (which may never happen) it is posted "in the rough" for whatever value it may have for enlightening the reader about the area's timber history.

The following "chapters" appear in alphabetical order--for no particular reason--and some of them were for the old GREEN GOLD web site. Others, as you will see, were formatted as part of the book but were not included therein because of space limitations. Every page appearing in a book costs extra money and the author footed the bill for every page. Books were sold for the exact cost of printing, insuring that the author made no money on this book. That was intentional, so don't feel sorry for him (at least the government didn't get anything either!).

About the Author
Al & Rose Kuhlman Photo Collection
Bibliography
Camp Abbot, a.k.a. Sunriver Resort
Camp Watson Album: A Tribute to Chloie Binam Maxwell
Hudspeth Sawmill Company Photos, Part 2
Hudspeth Sawmill Company Photos, Part 3
Hudspeth Sawmill Company Photos, Part 4
Hudspeth Sawmill Company Photos, Part I
Kelly's Road -- The Road That Couldn't Be Built
Paul Kelly Photo Album (mostly California operations)
Photographs of Various Hines company operations