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    • Monte Cristo, Washington

    • Monte Cristo (Wash.);
    • Viewed from upper Dumas Street. This shows in excellent detail the townsite structures along the main thoroughfare of Dumas Street, along with others to the left toward 76 Creek and Mercedes Street. In the background are the Everett and Monte...
    • Monte Cristo, Washington

    • Monte Cristo (Wash.); Mining--Washington (State)--Monte Cristo; Railroads--Washington (State)--Everett
    • Taken from the Everett & Monte Cristo Railway grade coming into town, this view shows buildings to the right foreground on the Sauk lode mining claim, the railroad yards and water tower, and then the principal business structures along Dumas...
    • Index, Washington

    • Index (Wash.); Bridges--Washington (State)--Index
    • Photograph taken from half a mile downstream on the North Fork Skykomish River looking eastward. Visible are the original Great Northern Railway bridge (completed 1892) and the false fronted wooden frame buildings of the downtown section between...
    • Mt. Index and the South Fork Skykomish River.

    • Cascade Range; Index (Wash.)
    • Great Northern Railway track and telegraph lines parallel the river above the town of Index. This section of the line (completed in 1892) with Mt. Index to the left and Mt. Persis to the right was a popular one for both local photographers and...
    • Mt. Index from the west along the Great Northern Railway

    • Skykomish River--Washington (State)--Gold Bar; Railroad--Washington (State)--Everett
    • This photograph was taken just east of the railroad bridge which crosses the Skykomish River at the top of what today is called "Zeke's Hill", named for Zeke's Drive-In at its base next to Proctor Creek along U.S. 2 east of Gold Bar. The stretch...
    • Big Four Mountain

    • Big Four Mountain; Mountains--Washington (State); Railroads--Washington (State)--Snohomish County
    • At its base just above the foreground tree line are located the ice caves across the South Fork Stillaguamish River. This open area first was named Trout's Marsh for its original settler, then Camp Glacier for the Forest Service hay cutting site,...
    • "Silver Rapids" along the Everett & Monte Cristo Railway

    • Everett and Monte Cristo Railroad (Wash.)
    • Through Robe Canyon the railway engineering crews laid out six tunnels to keep the grade manageable yet gain elevation between Granite Falls and the valley above Sand Hill. Unfortunately they were subject to constant flooding, rock falls and land...
    • Big Four Mountain from the Beaver Creek area

    • Big Four Mountain (Wash.); Everett and Monte Cristo Railroad (Wash.); Railroads--Washington (State); Mountains--Washington (State)
    • Big Four and Hall Peak (cut off to the right) mark the section where the South Fork Stillaguamish River turns from its northerly flow to run westward past Silverton and then down the valley to Granite Falls. A large fault line runs north and south...
    • Skykomish River near Gold Bar

    • Skykomish River (Wash.); Rivers--Washington (State)
    • This photograph appears to have been taken west of (downstream from) view #Kirk 010 in this series, closer to Gold Bar. It illustrates the Great Northern Railway's need for crib work along the bank of the cut to protect the grade from erosion...
    • Steam donkey loading logs onto rail cars

    • Steam donkeys--Washington (State)--Snohomish County;
    • These appear to be hardwood logs and brought in by ground lead (ends of several partially rounded, or "sniped", so they will not dig in or hang up on skid logs). The Everett Pulp and Paper mill in Lowell was a major market for these species, as it...
    • Men, logs and steam donkey

    • Lumber industry--Washington (State)--Snohomish County; Steam donkeys--Washington (State)
    • A "turn" of logs brought in by steam donkey. Note the logs of the skid road in the foreground partially buried in the ground. Tending thedonkey are the pucher (engineer) and fireman. This angle shows the wire rope wound round the spool, the...
    • "Washington Cedar:  110,000 Shingles"

    • Lumber industry--Washington (State)--Index
    • Western red cedar shingles were an economic base for Snohomish County, first split by hand and used in lieu of scarce money as a medium of exchange with merchants and later turned out by the millions when machines were developed to saw them, as by...
    • Snohomish Bicycle Tree

    • Cedar--Washington (State)--Snohomish; Bicycles--Washington (State)--Snohomish
    • The photo is titled "Everett Bicycle Path", but it is actually the famous Bicycle Tree south of Snohomish, a favorite destination for decades of cyclists in the area. It was located next to the juntion of present-day S. R. 9 and the...

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