Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25th, 2015

I had an adventure with my friend Katrina today. We went to Vernonia Lake Park. This "lake" was originally a mill pond for Oregon-American Lumber Company. The company was based in Vernonia from the mid 1920s to 1957.  The logging trains would dump their loads in the lake to be sorted or stored. (Thanks for all this great info historyhunters.net)

According to historyhunters.net the only standing building is a fuel bunker. This building was the whole reason for our visit. I also tried a little bit of portraiture.















We also wondered around a bit and found some other bits of the old mill.

Not sure what part this was....
I think Katrina is standing on the old head rig foundation. A head rig is the saw that make the initial cut in a log.
One of Three Cyclone blowers that powered the dust collection system. We only found this one.

Inside the blower... I feel that these graffiti artists weren't as creative, or talented.....
It was a pretty cool day. Hope your day was just as good.