Members of our local community know the history behind the piece of land that DirtFish currently resides on. However, there is a good chance that the rest of our fans around the world don’t know the story behind it. In the early 1900’s, the Pacific Northwest played host to a booming logging industry that countless companies were attempting to claim their piece of. Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company (now Weyerhauser) did just that in the small town of Snoqualmie Falls (now Snoqualmie) and proceeded to build one of the largest lumber mills in North America. On November 25th, 1917, the newly built mill sent its first log through the production line. To commemorate that monumental day 100 years ago, we invited our local community to the DirtFish headquarters to reminisce about everything that has happened on our property over the years. Countless people who attended told stories of working, living and growing up in the old mill town. Without the PNW logging industry and the vision of building a mill in our small town, DirtFish wouldn’t be able to call the area home.
Watch below as one of DirtFish’s first employees and original mill worker, Steve Prien gives the tour and offers his wisdom into the history of our property!