“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Potlatch in Latah County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

World's Largest Mill

Potlatch Lumber Company's Sawmill


—Built here in 1906, was one of the largest in the world —

World's Largest Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2013
1. World's Largest Mill Marker
Expanding operations to the West, Weyerhaeuser timber barons invested in Idaho’s prime white pine stands. By 1920, their mill was cutting 175 million board feet each year. Logs and lumber were moved by the Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway through stations uniquely named for eastern colleges: Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Purdue.
Erected by Idaho State Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 504.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 46° 55.504′ N, 116° 54.165′ W. Marker is in Potlatch, Idaho, in Latah County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Onaway Road, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 6. Touch for map. Marker is located at a pull-out on the west side of Idaho highway 6, near the intersection with Onaway Road. There is a small, fenced, grassy area with two Potlatch town historical markers at this location. Marker is in this post office area: Potlatch ID 83855, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Company Town (here, next to this marker).
More about this marker. A large wooden marker in good condition
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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