Bordeaux, WA 1903-1942

site visit 2011





    
   

Bordeaux was a community on Mima Creek and Mima Prairie southwest of Olympia in southwest Thurston County. Once a logging and sawmill town, it suffered from the depletion of local timber resources.  It was named for Thomas and Joseph Bordeaux, who developed the Mumby Lumber & Shingle Company and the Mason County Logging Company around 1900. A post office was established in 1903 and was closed on February of 1942. 

During Bordeaux's boom between World War I and 1930, Bordeaux had two hotels, school, numerous saloons, bank, and large residential area.  At one time there were 400 men working for the company.


    

 

           

 

Remaining parts of the mill structure still standing.         
 



 

















    



 


Remnants of the mill are throughout the creek.  

  


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 Historical accounts indicate this vault was from the hotel.              
ghost town (noun): a once-flourishing town wholly or nearly deserted usually as a result of the failure of some economic activity. 
  
 
 

   

 


Office at Bordeaux 
 
 
 Bordeaux 1910    
 
Bordeaux School torn down between 1994-2005
            
 
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Thurston County lumber Towns


                                               

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