It must have been early in the 1890's -could have been late 1880's the fir operation was began.
Apparently it began Haines spur west of Hood River - the mill to the south in western hills of Hood River valley. A flume carried the lumber to Haines spur. Some little later the mill operated by Samuel Eccles at Chinoweth. The Viento planner was the shipping point - Oregon across the Columbia from Chinoweth.
July, 4th, 94.
David. Eccles. Esq.
I presume that ere this reaches you that you will have receiv¬ed a letter from Sam, dated yesterday the 3rd. He and I had a few words last night and he told me that I had better pack up the goods and quit, I told him that he never put me to work here and that I would rather wait until you said so. Immediately after I told him that he wrote a long letter which I suppose he sent you. Now in regard to the trouble or words that we had , I do not ask you to take my word as to who was to blame neither , need y
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