Historical Museum seeks artifacts on WWI-era military efforts, local Sitka Spruce production | Letter

The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum is doing research on the participation of Valley residents in World War I, and is eager to expand its understanding of the impact of this great event on local people. The museum currently has a collection of local artifacts, letters, cards and photographs to share with the community, but would like to add to its knowledge of Valley participation in what was known as the Great War.

In addition to the military effort in the U.S. and overseas, the museum is also looking for additional material about the involvement of the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company and the North Bend Lumber Company with the Spruce Production Division of the Army Signal Corps. This was the effort to put soldiers to work in the woods in order to increase the output of Sitka spruce, which was then an essential material for building airplanes.

If you know of artifacts or stories related to these events, please contact the museum at info@snoqualmievalleymuseum.org or call (425) 888-3200.

Gardiner Vinnedge

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum