Spruce Production Division talk

  • Sun Nov 24th, 2019 6:53pm
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The Clallam County Historical Society/North Olympic History Center is sponsoring a presentation by Steve Hauff about the Spruce Production Division. The talk will take place on Sunday, December 1, at 2 p.m. in the Social Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 107 East 7th Street, Port Angeles. Entry is off of Laurel Street.

Clallam County played a significant role during World War I. Hauff’s talk will present the cast of characters and events surrounding the Spruce Division and its impact on logging, railroad construction, and life at the camps and in Port Angeles.

Copies of Hauff’s book, The Spruce Production Division in Clallam County, will be available for $15 per copy. The book chronicles the operations of the Spruce Division in Clallam County. Included are sections covering the construction of a 37-mile “impossible” railroad in just six months; mill construction; and private operations that utilized Spruce Division personnel. The volume includes over 100 photos, comprehensive maps, and first-hand narratives to describe the project.

Steve, a retired Clallam County engineer, is the author and co-author of numerous books and articles about railroads.

Hauff’s presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Center’s office at 360-452-2662, or send a message to [email protected]