Faculty Seminar Advisor

Dr. Max Geier

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

History

Document Type

Paper

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Abstract

Between 1880 and 1917 there was a dramatic shift in technology with the coming of mechanization. This dramatic process, which started just after the end of the American Civil War, in a Period of Transition (1870-1880) would continue to gain speed with the Period of Rapid Advances (1880-1900) in technology all the way to the start of the First World War with the Rapid Proliferation of Technology (1900-1917) into everyday life. As a result of these shifts loggers, mill owners and their respective associations that represented them and the logging industry as a whole, in the Pacific Northwest, were increasingly able to adapt to an increasingly changing economy and market.