Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

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What life was like in such employer-owned or employer-dominated towns like Port Gamble, Kinzua, Carbonado, Black Diamond, Coulee Dam, Valsetz, Holden, Seabeck, Ryderwood, Richland, Roche Harbor, and Potlatch.

How University of Washington Press describes the revised edition of Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest (fall Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Company Town, University Of Washington, Pacific Northwest, North West, Fall, Autumn, Washington University

How University of Washington Press describes the revised edition of Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest (fall 2017).

This ad from the Shelton WA paper reveals that company stores were often stocked with far more than work boots and groceries! Company Town, What Is Life About, Pacific Northwest, Paper, Boots, Crotch Boots, Shoe Boot

This ad from the Shelton WA paper reveals that company stores were often stocked with far more than work boots and groceries!

Distant relatives of Mark Twain founded a timber town near Stevens Pass in northwest Washington. Alpine was razed in the late 1920s after the sawmill closed, but mementos like the song written by an owner's wife survive. Alpine itself is the setting of a series of mysteries by Seattle author Mary Daheim. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Company Town, Mark Twain, Pacific Northwest, North West, 1920s, Seattle, Washington

Distant relatives of Mark Twain founded a timber town near Stevens Pass in northwest Washington. Alpine was razed in the late 1920s after the sawmill closed, but mementos like the song written by an owner's wife survive. Alpine itself is the setting of a series of mysteries by Seattle author Mary Daheim.

This University of Washington Press publication describes more than 100 Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia communities owned or dominated by employers. Includes Wilkeson, Roche Harbor, Cobalt, Potlatch, Vanport, Kosmos, National, Port Gamble, Kinzua, Valsetz, Grisdale and so many others. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Company Town, University Of Washington, Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, North West, January 1, Idaho

This University of Washington Press publication describes more than 100 Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia communities owned or dominated by employers. Includes Wilkeson, Roche Harbor, Cobalt, Potlatch, Vanport, Kosmos, National, Port Gamble, Kinzua, Valsetz, Grisdale and so many others.

Larry Penberthy, later a Seattle entrepreneur, started his career by hiking over the North Cascades into Holden, where he spent his off hours photographing the mining community, its events and its setting. Copies of this book are still available in libraries. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Company Town, North Cascades, Pacific Northwest, North West, Libraries, Larry, Seattle

Larry Penberthy, later a Seattle entrepreneur, started his career by hiking over the North Cascades into Holden, where he spent his off hours photographing the mining community, its events and its setting. Copies of this book are still available in libraries.

American employers emphasized War Bond sales during the world wars. In Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the lumber company sign showed the percentage of employees in each department who had contributed. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, War Bond, Company Town, Snoqualmie Falls, Pacific Northwest, Sign, American, Signs

American employers emphasized War Bond sales during the world wars. In Snoqualmie Falls, Wash., the lumber company sign showed the percentage of employees in each department who had contributed.

Scrip, or "company money," was common in employer-owned communities. This is "tin," one of the small coins issued to Holden residents. Many companies issued scrip as paper, and a few as wood. Company Town, What Is Life About, Pacific Northwest, Tin, Money, Paper, Wood, Silver, Woodwind Instrument

Scrip, or "company money," was common in employer-owned communities. This is "tin," one of the small coins issued to Holden residents. Many companies issued scrip as paper, and a few as wood.

Company towns were among those served with such unusual trains as the McKeen, which could be operated with only a motorman. It was designed for frequent stops, too, something that steam engines could not economically do. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Company Town, Steam Engine, Pacific Northwest, North West, Trains, Taj Mahal, Louvre

Company towns were among those served with such unusual trains as the McKeen, which could be operated with only a motorman. It was designed for frequent stops, too, something that steam engines could not economically do.

Clara Vinup taught school in Cedar Falls, Wash., a Seattle City Light community, for about 20 years. When the school consolidated with nearby North Bend's, she moved down the mountain to continue teaching well past normal retirement age. Much beloved by Cedar Falls students of the 1920s-1940s. Life Is Like, What Is Life About, Seattle City Light, Company Town, North Bend, Cedar Falls, Retirement Age, City Lights, Pacific Northwest

Clara Vinup taught school in Cedar Falls, Wash., a Seattle City Light community, for about 20 years. When the school consolidated with nearby North Bend's, she moved down the mountain to continue teaching well past normal retirement age. Much beloved by Cedar Falls students of the 1920s-1940s.