Old mill site in Clatskanie Oregon

I had a great visit to the Clatskanie museum. Upon asking about local historic places, I was told about an old mill site east of town that still had the burner standing. Once common in the northwest, there are not many of these left.

While shooting, the towns Mayor came by and gave me a rundown on the history. The original mill had burned, and later the landowner had donated the land to the city. It’s a beautiful wetland area with sloughs that were dug for log rafts.

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2 thoughts on “Old mill site in Clatskanie Oregon

  1. Although the mill was abandoned for lack of timber in 1892, the holding pond continued to exist as a community recreation area. For nearly 50 years after the operation ceased, local residents swam and fished in the pond. Others have enjoyed the natural beauty of Cedar Mill Creek and its falls near the site of the old logging operation.

    • Thanks for the comment and information! I am hoping to have another opportunity to photograph there in the near future.

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