Loggers Memorial

Forks, Washington

1421 S Forks Ave @ Forks Timber Museum

Famous today for its vampires and werewolves, Forks is a historic logging town. Visitors can learn more about its logging heritage at the Forks Timber Museum.

But logging is a dangerous profession, and a number of loggers have lost their lives in accidents on the job. The Forks Loggers Memorial pays tribute to more than 700 deceased loggers. An 11-foot-tall wood carving of a logger, created by Dennis Chastain, stands in front of a set of glass cases that hold the names of the deceased, a "tribute to those in the timber industry who perished providing the materials for the backbone of America's greatness."

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Loggers Memorial (O14A0188)
Woodcarver Dennis Chastain created this sculpture of a logger, the centerpiece of the Loggers Memorial.

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