Before tourism became a big feature of Snoqualmie, it was a logging town. Much of the Pacific Northwest was in the lumber business providing vast amounts of timber to the country as a whole. Lumber is still important but it is nowhere near the business it once was. The trees they were cutting in those days were very old and had grown to significant dimensions. As they cut through the growth, the trees they were cutting were getting smaller. In the center of the town they have an exhibit that includes a stand that was used for cutting the timber. In it is included a log. This thing is huge. Bear in mind that they were often much larger than this and you will see just what sort of trees they were cutting in those days.