1.6.4 Northern California Lumber Company train ready to be unloaded
This picture shows a train of logs to be unloaded by the Northern California Lumber Company. Ten men are visible in photograph, posing with or on the train. Logs float in water in the foreground of the photograph.
At a mill, workers turn logs into lumber (wood to use for building). People like to use redwood because it is a strong wood that lasts a long time.
By 1853 there were already nine lumber mills in operation in Eureka (Humboldt County). This photograph was taken in 1902. Lumber mills in the northwestern part of the state remained busy for well over 100 years.