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To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sawing Logs

North Idaho's history is rich in timber and mining, two industries which have felt the econominc hits in recent years. Since 1958 the DeArmond Stud Mill, on the mouth of the Spokane River at Lake Coeur d'Alene, was a mainstay of the logging industry. This week the mill will cease operations. Although there are still several mills operating in Kootenai County, including Stimson's Hauser mill, Potlatch and Idaho Veneer in Post Falls and Merritt Brothers in Athol and the Riley Creek mill in Chilco, it's still sad for us to see the old way of life disappear. This forklift moves one of the final loads of lumber at DeArmond a few weeks ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. The Stickman