I love the Washington State Digital Archives! I was looking for something else in the archives tonight and, as always, I did a search for the name Bordeaux.Â This time, I was searching in photos and found this one.
The caption reads: *”Photograph of three men holding guns and dressed in their Sunday attire, 1916. The men are resting on a grassy knoll next to railroad tracks located in Bordeaux, Washington. The men from left to right: Richard Costigan, George McIver, and Harry Mumby.”
As yet, I’m not sure who Harry Mumby is/was, but in a previous story about the death of Blanche Philby in Bordeaux (1904 Death on the Tracks in Bordeaux, Washington), I’m sure you will remember that the lumber company mentioned was Mumby Lumber, and that one of their sales man was my maternal grandfather, Elvin Moline.Â My grandfather didn’t start working in Bordeaux until 1933 though, quite some time after this photo was taken.
*Source: Southwest Regional Branch, Washington State Archives. Thurston County, Southwest Washington Logging and Railroad Photographs.