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In 1918 R.A. Long, head of the Long-Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, made the decision to begin an logging and lumbering operation in Washington State. Thus began the chain of events that resulted not only in the construction of the biggest sawmill on Earth, but in the birth of a planned city that rose from a floodplain at the confluence of the Cowlitz and Columbia riveIn 1918 R.A. Long, head of the Long-Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, made the decision to begin an logging and lumbering operation in Washington State. Thus began the chain of events that resulted not only in the construction of the biggest sawmill on Earth, but in the birth of a planned city that rose from a floodplain at the confluence of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers. Instead of acquiring just enough land for the millsite, Long-Bell purchased nearly 14,000 acres of wet brushy land and set about to build a city. Giving life to the new city - Longview - became as much a part of the Long-Bell mission in the Northwest as harvesting and milling the old-growth Douglas fir that had brought it to Washington. This book chronicles the unique origins and development of the city built in the Northwest by a Southern lumber company. Long after the last remnants of the Long-Bell Lumber Company have disappeared, the city it created remains, a living reminder of the vision and energy of its founder, Robert Alexander Long. Illustrated with approximately 100 photographs. December 1923 Longview census....

Title : R. A. Long's Planned City : The Story of Longview
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ISBN : 0966487710
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 276 Pages
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