With an abundant source of nearby timber, the wood products industry was an important element of the Thurston County economy for many decades. This image from about 1909 shows the Frank Guslander shingle mill, on Black Lake.  Image selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. More information is available at olympiahistory.org. 

circa 1909 photo, courtesy Washington State Historical Society, State Capital Museum collection