Posted on the Yelm History Project website July 27, 2014:
Downtown Yelm in 1910
From: Farm Industry Pervades Yelm
The Daily Ledger – July 17, 1910
Yelm, July 16 Freight cars today hide a part of Yelm from the view of passengers of trains on the Northern Pacific tracks, which run through the place. These cars, forming several trains, were being loaded with telegraph poles, piles, hewed ties and posts. All except the ties were products of the Whitlach mill, Yelms main industrial plant, which cuts about 40,000 feet of lumber a day. The poles, piles, ties and posts covered the ground for a block extending from the railroad tracks. They were being shipped to various points in Washington and Oregon, especially in this state, where railroad building is just now causing larger exports from the sawmills.
The aforementioned is one of several postings on July 27:
Recognize the names “Isom,” “Wolf,” and Stancil” – from 1944?