Historic steam logging at Pomeroy Living
History Farm near Yacolt, WA.
A historic steam logging operation will be featured at Pomeroy Living History Farm near Yacolt, WA, July 2-3, 2011. The weekend promises to bring historic excitement to the farm! Two 1920s era steam donkeys will be in operation along with numerous period saws, trucks and related equipment. Hay wagons will transport guests to the logging site, where they may watch the historic operation from a safe distance. Wagons will run continuously throughout both days.
The air will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the a logging operation as it was in the 1920s. This recreation is made possible by many hours of volunteer labor devoted to keeping this tradition alive in an area rich in logging heritage.
The Living History Farm depicts life in the Lucia Valley of northern Clark County in the 1920s. The historic six-bedroom log house, barn operating blacksmith shop and other various outbuildings will be available for viewing. The extensive herb and vegetable garndes give evidence of the self-sufficiency of early century farms. Guests are invited to join period dressed interpreters in many of the daily activities of farm life such as churning butter, washing on the scrub board, grinding coffee and grain, feeding the chickens and pumping water for the livestock.
The Farm Cafe will be open throughout the day both Saturday and Sunday.
Admission fees are $6 for adults, $4 for children 3-11. Ages 2 and under are admitted free. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pomeroy Living History Farm is a non-profit, educational museum located at 20902 NE Lucia Fall Rd., Yacolt, WA. Call (360) 686-3537 or visit www.pomeroyfarm.org for program confirmation, directions or further information.