Stephens-Bird Lumber Company was established sometime around 1908 on the east bank of the Snoqualmie River near High Bridge. E. Milton Stephens was the president, his brother, Elmer, was the vice-president, and Benjamin F. (B.F. or Buns) Bird, the secretary-treasurer. They later took over Forks Logging Company, High Rock Logging Company and the Cascade Mill in Snohomish. The mills operated until around 1923. Tracks ran from their logging camps around High Rock to the mill.
This photo was donated to the Monroe Historical Society by Joanne O’Neil, the granddaughter of B.F. Bird.
Monroe Historical Society Photo 1207. If you know more about this picture, please contact the Monroe Historical Society at (360) 217-7223.