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."
Loggers Memorial (O14A0188)
Woodcarver Dennis Chastain created this sculpture of a logger, the centerpiece of the Loggers Memorial.
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Home Of The Twilight Saga, Forks, Washington
- Forks Timber Museum, Forks, Washington
- Kestner Homestead Hike, Olympic National Park, Washington