The Big Timber Room

big timber room

Room Amenities

  • Two Queen Beds
  • Bathroom With Shower / Jetted Tub
  • Cable With Flat Screen TV
  • WiFi Internet
  • Heat / Air Conditioner
  • Alarm Clock / Radio
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Boards Available

Big Timber - History

It would be difficult to measure the impact big timber and logging has had on the Silverton area economy. Suffice it to say, the impact was as big as the timber being cut. There have been a multitude of small lumber mills since the first white settlers arrived here in 1843. The timber had to be cut in order to build houses and clear ground for agriculture, so the mills were one of the first things to be set up.

In an article written for the Silverton Appeal in 1950, June Drake, Silverton photographer and historian, told about three mills that used Silver Creek to transport logs: John Liechty’s mill was located on a site now occupied by the Hi-School Pharmacy shopping Center, on the western edge of town. Johnson and Ek operated their mill in the south end of Silverton, about ½ mile from downtown.
G.B. Erwin
ran his mill in the same vicinity as the very first mill in 1846, 2 -3 miles downstream; a pond had been created by backwater from a dam across the stream. Drake was 10 years old in February of 1890 when Silver Creek, due to


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