The Kerry Railroad

December 26, 1912: What is supposed to be the largest timber deal along the Columbia river is being negotiated by A. S. Kerry, a Seattle capitalist. The firms and individuals which are to unite their interests are said to be the Wright Blodgett company; the Blodgett Company, Limited; A. S. Kerry; the Oregon-Washington Timber Company; with combined holdings amounting to approximately 2,000,000,000 feet of standing timber, located in the Nehalem valley and the eastern part of the county.

The first work will perhaps be construction of a logging road 21 miles long extending from a point one mile below Wood’s Landing, between that place and Westport, over the ridge and to the Nehalem river.

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