Tracks in the Woods: Identifying and Evaluating Historic Logging Railroad Systems within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Science (MS)
Tracy J. Andrews
Second Committee Member
Nancy B. Hultquist
Third Committee Member
Patrick T. McCutcheon
The Sauk River Lumber Company (SRLC) operated in western Washington's Sauk River valley between 1922 and 1954. Impacts made on the landscape during that time can still be identified. Archival research, oral history interviews and archaeological fieldwork were undertaken to identify and evaluate the many landscape features associated with the SRLC's timber harvest activities. The systematic identification and documentation of this single company's logging operations and the features that resulted from those operations can be used to assist cultural resource managers facing the same task elsewhere. Maps, diagrams, and photographs are included to provide resource managers with basic tools and methods for the identification of railroad logging features, their probable locations, and the extent and likelihood of linked components. Suggestions are made regarding features' eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, both as individual sites and as components of a historic district.
Hearne, Carol Taylor, "Tracks in the Woods: Identifying and Evaluating Historic Logging Railroad Systems within the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest" (2003). All Master's Theses. 1420.
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