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Loggers Memorial
The Memorial entrance is framed by a giant log grapple hook (donated by Crown Zellerbach/Hancock Timber)
that was used at a log dump in Cathlamet, Washington.

Thanks to a long list of generous in-kind and financial sponsors starting with Gordon Smith, the owner of Camp 18, the Loggers’ Memorial at the Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum is mostly completed and now open. Project coordinator Mark Standley donated many hours of his own time to push the Memorial through to completion and the result is stunning.

For a complete list of those who contributed to the project, click here.

Housed in a purpose-built structure on the Camp 18 Museum property, the memorial is just a stone’s throw from the restaurant. The Memorial is in a beautiful setting befitting those whose dedication to our forests, and the raw materials needed by a growing populace, will forever be enshrined. This is an opportunity for families and friends to memorialize individuals from the past, present or in the future who’ve made logging their work, their passion or their life.

Artist Steve Parks of Parks Bronze, Enterprise, OR, 541-426-4595 ( ) was commissioned to craft the bronze statue, depicting a logger at work felling a tree, as the centerpiece for the Memorial. The bronze was unveiled at the dedication ceremony August 30, 2009. Viewer comments during the dedication were overwhelmingly positive.

Bronze Logger Statue
Bronze Logger Statue - Camp 18 Logging Memorial

Flanking the statue are four huge slabs of Douglas Fir lumber. These slabs are the display locations for the bronze plaques that commemorate those who worked in the woods or the wood products industry. The overhead light fixtures are locally hand crafted from old-style “tin hat” metal safety helmets, and featured on the walls are a few displays of hardware and other logging memorabilia.

Loggers Memorial Dedication Slab

The Memorial building is generally open from Thursday through Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm,
pending availability of an on-site volunteer. If you’re there during off hours and the doors are locked,
a sign on the door directs you “If closed, go to the gift shop” and they’ll arrange for you to see the facility.


Although the memorial is essentially complete, it remains, by its nature, a work in progress.

Memorial cast-bronze plaques are available for $150 each. These plaques can hold up to four lines of text, and you can find a .pdf file of the application form by clicking here or phone Danielle Cook at the number shown below.

We also have a limited amount of wall space to display historic or otherwise memorable items from local loggers. If you have something that you’d like to have considered for display in addition to a bronze memorial plaque, contact Mark Standley at the number shown below. We can’t guarantee we can fit everything in, but we’d like to discuss it with you.

It’s almost a given that any project involving loggers will also involve stories -- LOTS of stories! Some are true, and most are really interesting. To make those stories accessible we’re working on a searchable database of stories, anecdotes and personal histories of the men and women whose names appear on the plaques. When complete you’ll be able to search the database, using an on site or home computer, for information based on the loggers’ name, company, and so on. At present we have no estimate on when this part of the memorial will be finished.

For more information on the Memorial, the plaques or to make a donation to the Loggers’ Memorial, contact Mark Standley at 503-434-0148, or Danielle Cook, 503-308-3250. The Camp 18 Museum and Loggers’ Memorial are a 501-(c)(3) organization.

(Photos by Jeff Johnston)

Loggers Memorial Bronze Statue
A classy bronze statue depicting a logger hard at work is the centerpiece of the Memorial building.
The statue was done by Parks Bronze of Enterprise, Oregon.

Giant Douglas Fir slabs
Four Giant Douglas Fir slabs are poised to display the bronze memorial plaques.

Swen M. Westerberg
Each cast-bronze memorial plaque measures 3 x 8 inches and can accommodate four lines of text.

Loggers Memorial - Camp 18 Elsie Oregon
The Memorial also includes some memorabilia associated with some of the people whose names are on display.
Limited wall space inside the building restricts how much of this type of material can be included.

Help Support the Camp 18 Logging Museum & Loggers' Memorial
With Our All New Camp 18 Logging Museum Licence Plate Frames!

Camp 18 License Plate Frames

New! Promotional license plate frames for the Camp 18 Logging Museum and Loggers' Memorial. These plastic frames are designed to bolt directly to your license plate and permit full legal visibility of the lower-corner date tags. Your purchase of these frames helps support the ongoing historic artifact and display recreation activities at the Camp 18 Logging Museum and Loggers' Memorial in Elsie, Oregon. The frames are available in the gift shop at Camp 18, or you can purchase them online for $10 per set, at


Following is a list of contributors whose generosity helped make the Loggers’ Memorial a reality. Although we tried to make this list as complete and accurate as possible, there will be misspellings and omissions. Please e-mail us with any additions or corrections.

A&E Television Networks

Allied Logging Company

AOL Services

Associated Oregon Loggers

Mike Baldwin

Joe Banzer

Able Baker

John Barendse

Bartlett Brothers

Dave, Gus & Jennifer Bartlett

Don and Dee Bartlett

Marie Bellingham

Ted Brinkman Drafting Design Services

Big River Construction Inc.

Bighorn Logging

Biomass Harvesting

Jay Browning

J.M. Browning Logging

Bud Burklea

Tim Burr

John & Margaret Christie

Columbia County Small Woodlands Association

Zeb Dale

Jim Damon

Archie & Jeanette Dass

Jerry DeBriae Logging

Del’s OK Tire Factory

Denise Dethlefs

Dustin Dethlefs

Mike Durham

Robbie Van Dyke

Evenson Logging Company

Evenson Timberland Agency

F&B Logging

Don & Helen Falleur

Forest Grove lumber Company

Freres Lumber Company

Chuck Fritz

Jim Geisinger

Mark Gustafson

Gustafson Logging Company

Gwin & Sons Logging Company

Hampton Tree farm

Don & Pat Hanthorn

Jan & Eric Hepler

Bob & Liz Hilger

Tristan Holiday

Daniel & Joe Jasper

Jepson Logging Company

L. Jepson & Sons

Rick Johnson

Johnston LLC

Allan Johnston

Boone & Norma Johnston Family

Danny Kelley

Dean Kelley

Dennis & Dale Larson

Larson Shake Mill

Longview Fiber

Floyd Lundberg

Brian Maltan

Manning Lumber Company

McLaren Brothers

Dave & Lisa McClean

Morisse Logging Inc.

Murphy Timber Company

Kenny Ness

Walter E. Nelson Company

Nygaard Logging

O’Brien Timber Falling Inc.

Bradford Olsen

Jason & Bruce Olson

Oregon Log Furniture

Dave Patterson

Original Productions LLC

Ralph & Wendy Pellham

Plikat Logging

John & Kim Postlewaite

Ragsdale & Sons Logging

Casey & Karol Rawlings

Gene Ray

Tim Ruyle

Faith Samuelson

John & Jeannine Schmeltzer

Anthony Jr & Beverly Setera

Small Woodland Association

Bert, Gordon & Elaine Smith

Clay & Gordon Smith

The Smith Family

Mark, Andy and Jan Standley

Kenney Starnring

Stihl Inc. Northwest

Stimson Lumber Company

Teevin Brothers Land & Timber

Ruben Trevino

Vinson Brothers Construction


Wilcoxen Family

Peter Wolfgram


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