Urban Lumber honoring old mill roots

SPRINGFIELD — Oregon logging has a long history, dating back to before the state was even part of the union. Intrepid entrepreneurs were drawn to the vast forests, looking to make their fortunes off the huge demand for lumber the gold rush produced. For most of the state’s history, lumber has been a major export and economic force. 

PHOTO PROVIDEDSeth San Filippo watches as his truck salvages a large piece of lumber in Lane County. 

And today, that history lives on. 

Urban Lumber Company, housed in the historic Booth-Kelly Mill, brings . . .