Cowlitz County was once "The Timber Capital of the World". The camps at Oak Point, Ostrander and Ryderwood employed hundreds of men, and the city of Longview was a direct result of the success of the Long-Bell Company. I hope to use this page to document known logging camps, saw mills, and other logging-related industries in Cowlitz Co., and provide links to resources where researchers can learn more. Unfortunately, I do not have much more information than what is presented here or elsewhere on the website. If you have information that may help others, please contact me.
- "Cowlitz County" - a brief history of Cowlitz County, including the the Long-Bell Company; published on the HistoryLink.org website.
- "Lumber Industry Has Long History in Cowlitz County" - article by Renee Elder. [This links to an archived version of the article, as the original link no longer works.]
- "Fields of Flowers and Forests of Firs" - Judy Card's revision of the detailed history of the logging industry along the Lewis River (including Woodland, Ariel and surrounding communities).
- Listings of Logging Companies in Washington State Publications - logging companies that were in operation in 1909, 1912 and 1913.
Listing of companies