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 Posted: Fri Feb 17th, 2006 12:54 pm
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This Thread is in regards to the Schafer Brothers Logging Company Which Operated out of Grays Harbor.

One of our members (Oregonon30- Rick ) is seeking information and we would love for everyone to help that can.............:)

Please,If you find any information on this particular Logging operation add it here or add a link to that information here. Thank You!!

 

Schafer Brothers Logging Company - The Schafers purchased
    a number of logging operations in the 1920s and built
    a company that operated roughly 150 miles of track. The
    headquarters were near the land the family homesteaded
    in Satsop.

    Preceeding lines:
    National Lumber & Manufacturing Company,   1920 - 1927
    Wynoochee Timber Company,                  1913 - 1927
    Chehalis County Logging & Timber Company,  12/5/1902 - 1923
    Wilson Brothers Company,                   (1907) - 1920
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A Court case involving Schafer Logging Co

http://www.mrsc.org/mc/courts/supreme/004wn2d/004wn2d0720.htm

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Schafer Brothers Logging Company got its start in 1893 when brothers Peter, Albert and Hubert Schafer began logging on the family homestead 6 miles upstream from the mouth of the Satsop. They logged with oxen and horses for 20 years. The company's first donkey engine was purchased from Washington Iron Works. Hubert went to work at the factory to learn how donkey engines were made and also to have all of his wages, except for living expenses, applied toward the cost of that first donkey engine. In 1913, they bought a 45-ton Heisler locomotive and laid tracks into the woods from Brady to begin their railroad logging operation. A shingle mill was purchased in Montesano in 1919, the first of many manufacturing plants the company would own throughout Grays Harbor County. At the peak of operation, the Schafers were running one of the largest logging, milling and shipping concerns in the lumber industry of the Pacific Northwest. Their properties and equipment at that time, not counting ships and tugs, included five sawmills in operation, served by six camps sending logs over 100 miles of rail. This required 18 locomotives, both geared and mainline types, and a total of 70 donkeys and 325 logging cars. To operate all of this equipment called for approximately 3000 employees. Simpson Timber Company purchased Schafer Brothers Logging Company in 1955.

Brady is a farming community, formerly a logging town, is 4 miles northeast of Montesano in southeast Grays Harbor County. In 1917, the name was given by Northern Pacific Railway officials. It was for Emily Brady, from whom the railway acquired a right-of-way. Earlier names were Woods Crossing and Juno.

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Phot of Blacksmith shop and crew

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1192&CISOMODE=bib

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Shevline Hixon's #1becomes Schafer Shay # 12

#1- Lima 3-Truck Shay, c/n 2821, blt 1915. Cylinders 11”x12”, drivers 32”, weight 59 tons, tractive effort 25,380 lbs. Purchased new. To Zimmerman, Wells Brown & Company, Portland, OR; to National Lumber & Mfg. Company, Hoquiam, WA; to Schafer Brothers Logging Company #12, Brady, WA; to Mullinix Brothers Logging Company #12, Pe Ell, WA, 1938.




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There is a Rare Book out there ( More like a Pamphlet really)

Half Century in the Timber by Stewart Hall Holbrook

A narrative of Schafer bros. logging company's half century in the timber. 6 pages.Out of Print.

It was Published in 1945

Amazon doesnt have it

Alibris has 3 copies from 75.00-110.00

http://www.alibris.com/search/search.cfm

Geared Steam Locomotive Works doesnt have it

Nothing on Ebay at this time.

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S-4 ex Schafer # 20 ( now simpson ) photo here

http://www.trainweb.org/westernrails/wa/simpson_20_shelton_nodate_ScottOdell.jpg

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Photo Links

[url=http://fluffy.library.oregonstate.edu/contentdm/search/search.php?keyword=Logging and mess hall crews at railroad camp no. 15, Schafer Brothers Logging Company, n.d.&stype=title&cparam=]Logging and mess hall crews at railroad camp no. 15, Schafer Brothers Logging Company[/url]

http://fluffy.library.oregonstate.edu/contentdm/search/itemviewer.php?id=WAUUclarkkinsey652&cparam=

[url=http://fluffy.library.oregonstate.edu/contentdm/search/search.php?keyword=Logging camp no. 5, railroad tracks crossing road, and workshops, Schafer Brothers Logging Company, Brady, n.d.&stype=title&cparam=]Logging camp no. 5, railroad tracks crossing road, and workshops, Schafer Brothers Logging Company[/url]

http://fluffy.library.oregonstate.edu/contentdm/search/itemviewer.php?id=WAUUclarkkinsey938&cparam=

Many More available

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Notes- Schafer Brothers Logging Company got its start in 1893 when brothers Peter, Albert and Hubert Schafer began logging on the family homestead 6 miles upstream from the mouth of the Satsop. They logged with oxen and horses for 20 years. The company's first donkey engine was purchased from Washington Iron Works. Hubert went to work at the factory to learn how donkey engines were made and also to have all of his wages, except for living expenses, applied toward the cost of that first donkey engine. In 1913, they bought a 45-ton Heisler locomotive and laid tracks into the woods from Brady to begin their railroad logging operation. A shingle mill was purchased in Montesano in 1919, the first of many manufacturing plants the company would own throughout Grays Harbor County. At the peak of operation, the Schafers were running one of the largest logging, milling and shipping concerns in the lumber industry of the Pacific Northwest. Their properties and equipment at that time, not counting ships and tugs, included five sawmills in operation, served by six camps sending logs over 100 miles of rail. This required 18 locomotives, both geared and mainline types, and a total of 70 donkeys and 325 logging cars. To operate all of this equipment called for approximately 3000 employees. Simpson Timber Company purchased Schafer Brothers Logging Company in 1955.
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Schafer Camp 6

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1189

Camp 2??

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1234

Camp 6 crew and Mess

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1194

Saw Filers shack interior

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=700

Construction Crew On trestle w piledriver in background

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1277

Riggers with log ready for skidding

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=1162

Track Laying Machine and Asian Crew

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cgi-bin/viewer.exe?CISOROOT=/clarkkinsey&CISOPTR=658

These are just some of the many photos available.Doing a search, search across all collections under the single word schafer. There are over 300 photos

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A dispute between Deep River and Schafer Brothers over Tax on standing timber

http://www.atg.wa.gov/opinions/1951-53/opinion_1951-53_234.html



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Hi Todd

Thanks for all the help.  :bow:  Looks like you found most of what I have found so far.  My intent here is to build a 10' long x 30" wide module of the Shafer Bros logging camp #6.  I will have to combine other elements as well to fill out the picture.  Pauls photo in AMR got me thinking about this as a subject matter.  That is why I was looking for anything I could find on the subject.

Once into the Univ. of Washington archives, a ton of stuff popped up.  It took me a while to find the site, but all is now well.

Thanks again for the help and input.  I should give you some MadMikeMoosieHeads for the effort........ :moose::moose::moose::moose:

Oregon Rick

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Glad to help Rick, sorry i didnt come across something new as of yet.

As to pauls picture, I wouldnt know about that??

Sounds like a fun project though:thumb:



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Great Pictures & Info Todd. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:



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AS always, Todd you come up with some fantastic info!!!



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