Ellingson Lumber Company

OR Hwy 86 & Sawmill Cutoff Lane, Halfway, OR

Sawmill operated from 1949 to 1972


Ellingson Lumber Company

Photo taken by Richard Doody in May 2010



The sawmill started as the Stil-Van Lumber Company in 1949. Ellingson Lumber Company purchased the mill and timber cutting rights in 1957 and ran the Halfway sawmill until 1972 after which the remaining timber was processed at their sawmill in Baker. The "wigwam" slash burner is the only remaining structure at the Halfway site.

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Ellingson Lumber Company
Posted January 9, 2019, by Lugnuts

Does anyone else think this looks like the inspiration for the Dalek? (If you're not familiar with Dr. Who, you might want to do an internet search.)