Raymond was established on the marshy land just above where the Willapa River flows into Willapa Bay. The town was built on the lumber and oyster industries, and today is home to a couple museums - the Willapa Seaport Museum and Northwest Carriage Museum. There are also a number of steel sculptures throughout the town, part of the Wildlife Heritage Sculpture Corridor.
Weyerhaeuser Mill on the Willapa River (W11A0065)
I was driving into Raymond from the west along Highway 105 when I stopped for this photo of the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Mill. I liked the cross between the industrial look of the mill and its beautiful natural setting in this photo.
Raymond Theatre (W11A0100)
The Raymond Theatre hosts first-run movies, live performances and even some silent movies. It is home to the Hope-Jones Wurlitzer organ that was first used when the theatre opened in 1928.
The Logger Sculpture (W11A0110)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Wildlife Heritage Sculpture Corridor, Raymond, Washington
- Kurt Cobain Tributes, Aberdeen, Washington
- Around Town, South Bend, Washington