Looking back: Upper Preston Sawmill

Published in the Issaquah Press on July 19, 2000

Millpond at the Upper Preston Sawmill

This photograph, ca. 1910, gives a rare view of the Upper Preston Sawmill millpond where logs were stored before being sent down the flume. [IHM photo 94-1-4]

In a glimpse from a scene in the 1920’s, the Preston Mill Company’s Upper Preston Sawmill is at the center of the photograph. To the right, at the top of the hill is the cookhouse. Climax Locomotive # 2 is shown at left in the rear. The mill pond in the foreground is full of logs.