Fort Vancouver Tapestry

41. Spruce Division

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Sponsored by: Dick & Betty Carroll
The Spruce Production Division included Army and civilian loggers. During the last eight months of WWI, they cut spruce for airplanes and Douglas fir for shipbuilding.

This is the second occasion of a variation in stitching technique – the loggers’ shirts are woven. Yarn is drawn up through the linen and then woven on top of the fabric, forming a true plaid fabric. Sasquatch watches over the loggers from the woods.

In the top border, there is a thistle and a greeting in Finnish. Erickson Farms, founded in 1898 is one of the older businesses in Clark County. The next logo is for Firestone Farms founded in 1894.