Looking back: Washington Iron Works Donkey Above Alexander’s Beach

Published in the Issaquah Press on August 30, 2000

Crew with Steam Donkey

A crew poses in front of the Bratnober Co.’s Washington Iron Works Donkey. [IHM photo 89-25-9]

On the hill above what was formerly Alexander’s Beach on Lake Sammamish, a five-man crew poses in front of the Bratnober Co.’s Washington Iron Works Donkey. The company was constructing the road bed for the logging railroad leading from the Allen & Nelson Sawmill at Monohon up onto the Pine Lake Plateau.