Timber was king in the early days of Kalama.
The railroad needed wood for fuel and track ties. And the Gold Rush demanded plenty to shore up mines and also build out towns that sprouted to house those seeking fortunes in silver and gold.
In 1907, The Mountain Timber Company was born on the banks of Kalama.
Timber laid the tracks for the railway and the railway laid tracks for the eventual Port of Kalama.
Enjoy this entertaining video celebrating when Timber was King in Kalama!
Happy 100th birthday, Port of Kalama!