This new 2013 book, The Brix Logging Story, follows the lives and careers of four German-born brothers who arrived in the big timber country of the lower Columbia River in 1881 with little more than a restless desire to succeed in this new land. From these humble beginnings they boot-strapped their way to prominence in regional business circles with interests that spanned from forest products and maritime transport to local politics.
Rare photographs from the Brix family archives illustrate the story, together with images shared by historical museums and noted private collectors. Painstaking research was gathered about logging companies and their railroad, producing detail maps drawn from USGS overlays, aerial imagery, period company maps and on-ground investigation.
This table top hardbound 151-page book has more than 200 photos and text covering the Brix Logging Story from 1880 to 1949.