Ballard’s Lumber Mills Supply Material to Rebuild Seattle

on July 1, 2007

The lumber mills of Ballard supplied much of the material used to rebuild Seattle after the disastrous Great Fire of 1889, and by 1904 were producing 3 million shingles per day, more than any other city in the nation. Incorporated in 1890, Ballard was annexed by Seattle in 1907 after experiencing difficulties with its water supply.

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