Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By Betty Vanderwielen

The Seeley Lake Timber Sale 1907-1910

Mill disputes amount of merchantable timber


October 1, 2020

National Museum of Forest Service History

Long-butted larch left on the ground at the Seeley Lake Timber site.

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Big Blackfoot Timber Sale of 1907-1910. Historian and member of the Camp Paxson Preservation Board Gary Williams has been researching that sale. The Seeley Swan Pathfinder will be bringing some of the interesting bits of information he has discovered about logging in the Seeley Lake area and also about the fledgling U.S. Forest Service.

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