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    Just wondering if anyone out there might have any pictures that they might like to share from the old Simpson Camp 5 site in the Wynoochee valley in Grays Harbor County, Washington? I grew up in Grisdale, and I remember some of the old-timers that lived in Camp 5 that had some great pictures. Some of the houses for Grisdale were actually from Camp 5 and they actually put the houses on the train and moved them to the Grisdale site. The school house was moved from Camp 5 in three pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grisdalekid
    Just wondering if anyone out there might have any pictures that they might like to share from the old Simpson Camp 5 site in the Wynoochee valley in Grays Harbor County, Washington? I grew up in Grisdale, and I remember some of the old-timers that lived in Camp 5 that had some great pictures. Some of the houses for Grisdale were actually from Camp 5 and they actually put the houses on the train and moved them to the Grisdale site. The school house was moved from Camp 5 in three pieces.
    Hello, I was searching for info for an up coming trip to that area to see where my grandfather worked and my mother was born. I have MANY early photos of camp 5. My grandfather Worked for Simpson 1897 to 1903, then Blakely 1903 to 1907 then back to Simpson 1907 to 1915 as Camp 5 foreman until he was shot by a disgruntled worker in 1915. I would be happy to share these photos and would appreciate any info on finding Camp 5 for our upcoming trip to the area this August. Attached photo- Joe Stertz center Thanks
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    Joe,
    If your Grandfather worked at Camp 5 during the early 1900's I would guess it was the Camp 5 located between the Satsop river and Canyon river on the old Simpson rail line. There were actually three Camp 5's that Simpson owned. If you find a copy of the Dave James book "Grisdale: Last of the Logging camps" there is a map on the inside cover with the approximate locations of the different camps.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTWORK View Post
    Hello, I was searching for info for an up coming trip to that area to see where my grandfather worked and my mother was born. I have MANY early photos of camp 5. My grandfather Worked for Simpson 1897 to 1903, then Blakely 1903 to 1907 then back to Simpson 1907 to 1915 as Camp 5 foreman until he was shot by a disgruntled worker in 1915. I would be happy to share these photos and would appreciate any info on finding Camp 5 for our upcoming trip to the area this August. Attached photo- Joe Stertz center Thanks
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    JT - if you feel like posting any more of those pictures, you just go right ahead!
    Love that one you did post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelrash View Post
    JT - if you feel like posting any more of those pictures, you just go right ahead!
    Love that one you did post.
    Here are a few of the many photos we have. We visited the area last summer. (Joe Stertz on horse). Grisdalekid: you are right about the three camps. I have the book you mentioned. My grandfather is on pg 15 (upper left) cutting the 'camp 5' stump and on pg 21 (center) of the Matlock Batchlors' club. A disgruntled employee shot and killed my grandfather and 4 others on the Wynoochee bridge in 1915. I hope the attachments are ok. - not too sure about attaching
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    Wow - fantastic! It must give you a lot of pride to see your family roots so deep in the growing America. They sure don't make 'em like that anymore. Great photos, and thanks for sharing them.
    More?
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    Thanks for sharing your pics.Speedy

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