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Ghosttowns.com
05-17-1999, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by alan


: has anybody done any research on old sites around Ryderwood; Washington? that area was very bid in logging around the turn of the century; but not much is written or remains.

Ghosttowns.com
06-10-2000, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Ron


: Hey i am from the pe ell area and my dad has lots of old picture from the logging in the ryderwood area so if you would get to me i will give you more info



: Thanks,



: Ron

Ghosttowns.com
09-27-2000, 09:09 AM
Originally posted by Shelley


: My mom grew up in Ryderwood. I did a research paper on it about 10 years ago. Part of my paper is available on the Web at the URL below:



: http://redrival.com/svoie/ryderwood/

Ghosttowns.com
03-09-2001, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Val


: I am asking for information on Ryderwood history, such as intresting tales, folklore, mysteries and the like. I have driven through Ryderwood on occassion and enjoyed the area. I would like more information if there is someone out there who can provide it. Thank you.

Vader citizen
04-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Hi Ron,

My name is Elizabeth and I saw your notice about old pictures of the Ryderwood area. Am currently working on a history book for Vader's 100th Centennial and looking for pictures and stories of the area.

I recently heard there was a small community just outside of Ryderwood called Johnsville? It was established mainly because no taverns, saloons, or bars were allowed in the Long Bell Company Town, thus Johnsville supported a Tavern. Do you have any verification of this? Also, do you have any pictures of Vader?

Hope you'll contact me soon, the book must be completed by the end of May.

Thank you, Elizabeth

jpoor
04-24-2006, 08:00 AM
Good Morning Ron!

Do you still have these old photos?

We have property in Ryderwood and are in the process of putting together information on Ryderwood and we would be very interested in your old photos.

Cheers
Joe


Originally posted by Ron


: Hey i am from the pe ell area and my dad has lots of old picture from the logging in the ryderwood area so if you would get to me i will give you more info



: Thanks,



: Ron

jpoor
04-24-2006, 08:03 AM
Good Morning Shelly
I could not access your information on the web. Have you relocated the information on Ryderwood?

Cheers
Joe


Originally posted by Shelley


: My mom grew up in Ryderwood. I did a research paper on it about 10 years ago. Part of my paper is available on the Web at the URL below:



: http://redrival.com/svoie/ryderwood/

Patchen
12-18-2006, 03:13 PM
I have many fond memories of Ryderwood. My father worked for Long Bell lumber Co. He ran a steam Pile Driver building railroad bridges. We moved to Ryderwood around 1934 and moved in 1944. I started the 1st grade at the Ryderwood School. My sister, Maxine Patchen was a little older than I. She graduated from the Ryderwood School. We lived at 510 Jackson Street. The house is still there, or at least was several years ago.

More later if anyone interested.

LauraA
12-19-2006, 05:17 AM
Patchen, Here are a couple of links you might find interesting.:)


TIME.com: Old Folks at Home -- May 4, 1953 -- Page 1 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,818425,00.html)


Cowlitz County (WA) GenWeb Project (http://www.drizzle.com/~jtenlen/wacowlitz/wacowlitz.html)

Bob K
03-27-2008, 10:16 AM
I to was born in Ryderwood and grewup in Winlock. Know quite a bit about Ryderwood

Bob K
03-27-2008, 10:23 AM
I was born in Ryderwood and my dad worked for LongBell he died there in 1941. The company said he had Polio. His nickname was Ab because he was 6' 5'' tall

DirtyDog
03-27-2008, 11:01 PM
I to was born in Ryderwood and grewup in Winlock. Know quite a bit about Ryderwood
http://www.seattledarlings.com/ryderwood/

May be too late for this new link to help any.

Bob K
03-28-2008, 09:07 AM
I grew up in Winlock and was born in Ryderwoow I know some things about Johnsonville. It was a taveran and ran untll some time inthe 70's. The Ryderwood Picknic was held their for many years. You can reach me at haffstrace@yahoo.com Thanks Bob

snowbird
07-14-2008, 02:00 PM
Well it was interesting to find Ryderwood as a Ghost town since I've lived here the last 10 years.. there are 323 lots here. Many of the homes in town like mine were built in 1923 during the logging days as company owned housing for the loggers. It's the talk of the news these days, the town is bing sued for many things. check out my site www.RyderwoodRumors.com (http://www.RyderwoodRumors.com)

snowbird
03-21-2009, 07:00 AM
Hi all, I live in Ryderwood, I have for over 10 years now. Check out my blog.
www.RyderwoodRumors.com (http://www.RyderwoodRumors.com)
I would be interested in any old photos I could get for a book I plan to publish... Bob

byront
12-04-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm a bit interested in any history of Ryderwood and the Lawnbell Lumber Company. My father has told me many times about my grandfather driving a lumber train out of a large forest fire in that area and it being so hot that he had to close all the windows and lay on the floor and the heat from the flames being so hot that it blew all the windows in the train out. Also about a time when my grandfather got real sick and my father, being just in high school, quit high school and his job delivering groceries for the company store to take a job setting railroad ties in order to pay the bill that accumulated with the company store. The only way they would hire him was if he promised them that when the family was back on their feet that he would quit and go back and finish high school - which he did. Anyway what I'm wondering is if there might be some documentation out there somewhere like a newspaper or something documentating the fire that might mention my grandfather, or possibly school documents or something mentioning my dad, or even just more details about the fire, the company - good & bad, and life in general during that time period in Ryderwood.

Dave A
12-05-2011, 10:28 PM
The lumber company who built the town was ...... Long-Bell Lumber Company, here is a history site.

http://library.mcneese.edu/depts/archive/FTBooks/king.htm