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Puget Mill Company buys timberland at the future site of Kenmore

The San Francisco-based Puget Mill Company, a lumber manufacturer, purchases 108 acres of timberland at the north end of Lake Washington that would later become the city of Kenmore. Over the next six years, Puget Mill purchases more than 1,100 acres in the area for $1.25 per acre. The company proceeds to log off its tracts including old-growth trees 400-500 years old, some over eight feet in diameter and 200 feet tall. (After World War I, Puget Mill sells stump land to early Kenmore settlers for home sites.)