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Lumber company where Opal's father worked
The Booth Kelly Lumber Company near Cottage Grove, about 1900

Office of lumber company

Opal's father, Ed Whiteley, the "papa" of the diary, worked for Booth Kelly Lumber Company. This was their main office near Cottage Grove. The building still stands and is now a small store in Saginaw, two miles north of Cottage Grove on Highway 99.

Booth Kelly was the largest timber company in the Pacific Northwest in 1900. They employed over 900 people at their camp in Wendling, Oregon.

Paragraph 298: Opal's father home from work in Upper Lumber Camps     

Photo courtesy of Curtis Irish PHOTOGRAPHER: HR Ross  



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