6 comments on “Red Silo

  1. Those used to be all over western Montana. They were used by the sawmills to burn the sawdust and wood chips from the sawing operations because in those days (40’s and 50’s) there was little use for it and it just piled up.

  2. Mike, Sherry Lynn’s response is correct. Every lumber town in the northwest usually had one of these burning wood waste 24/7. I was raised in Astoria. The plywood mill had one on the premises. When you passed that area of town there was always a slight haze and a hideous odor of wet wood. I think the EPA finally started cracking down on the silos in the mid-80s.

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