Photos from Don & Marie
These photos are of Elbe, Pierce
County, Washington, just a few miles north of Mineral.
(click on photos to
Adam Sach's (owner of the Elbe lumber mill) residence
was on the east side of town on the hill.
The photo below was taken from the Sach's home, looking west
The photo below is taken looking south, down Nisqually
Avenue in Elbe.
This is the street that enters the intersection of the
present day Hwy 7 & Hwy 706
at the bridge over the Nisqually River near the Elbe
The photo of the bridge below is the second Nisqually
looking up-river (to the east). The left side of that
photo is where
Nisqually Avenue in the above photo intersects.
The photo below is of the Pioneer Restaurant, on
Nisqually Avenue. To the right of the restaurant is
the Pioneer Hotel. If you look at the photo of
Nisqually Avenue, above, you can see the Pioneer
Restaurant on the right, with the Pioneer Hotel behind it.
You can still see part of the Pioneer Hotel foundation,
which is being used as a retaining wall in the parking lot
of the Elbe Tavern.
The photo below is of Elbe, taken from the hillside to
the north of what is now the Elbe Mall, looking southeast
toward the Sach's home. I believe the church is the
same one that is behind the Elbe Mall.
The Elbe Depot, built by Tacoma-Eastern Railroad.
You can see the Adam Sach's home
on the hill in the background to the left of the depot.
The Cedar Shingle Company was owned by Henry and John
The ladies below were photographed on the front porch of
Butler's Store in Elbe.
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