John Schnabel: Old Time Logger (2)
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to loan me two thousand dollars and with this as a down payment, plus my reputation, I was able to buy enough equipment to build a small portable mill, which I put in the woods and began cutting cants for the Japanese market. This was extremely profitable and within a year I was free of debt. I sold the Jones Point Mill site which was then sold to Dante & Russell of Portland Oregon who put up a mill with a production of over one hundred and fifty thousand board foot a shift.


Pushing me out of the Valley into Success


They bid up the timber sales and began pushing me out of the valley. They finally persuaded the commissioner of Natural Resources to shut me down on the basis that I did not have a waste wood burner in the woods. At this time I had two portable...

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