The Columbia River Lumber and Fuel Company

The Columbia River Lumber and Fuel Company

February 12, 1892: Mooresville, OR — 3 miles NW of Goble is an immense manufacturing establishment giving employment to 150-200 men. The president of the Columbia River Lumber and Fuel Co. is H. B. Borthwick. They have a millpond and lath factory located on Goble Creek. They run a double flume from the mill to the wharf at Goble which is the shipping point for the company. The large flume moves the lumber; they also have a smaller flume for shingle bolts, barrel staves and cordwood. They have over 12 miles of flume built through the timber.

April 28, 1899: Henry Latourell, of Latourell, Oregon, who built the flume from Mooresville, to Goble in 1889 is repairing the flume for H. B. Borthwick this week.

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