Ten sawmills operate in Seattle in June 1889.

  • By David Wilma
  • Posted 6/25/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3407

In June 1889, ten sawmills operate in Seattle. The Great Fire of June 6, 1889 destroys most of the mills, but they rebuild, many of them on Salmon Bay to the north of the city.

At the beginning of the decade, only two mills were located in the city.


Clarence Bagley, History of Seattle (Chicago: S.J. Clarke, 1915), 221-242.

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