By the time the English Logging Company
had created a camp here in section 19;
Many families had setteled here. They came from the states of Iowa and Michigan, Eastern states of all areas during the 1880's.
Some coming from Seattle.
They traveled by boat to Stanwood, and canoes,
paddled by Indians
brought them to Silvana.
After that the people were left on their own to pack themselves
and their belongings on their backs to walk South.
Most supplies for the settlers were bought from Silvana
as the train had not been issued a stop at English yet.
A small mill shake shack was the first step for the pioneer fathers,
until they could get their families with them.
As soon as some trees were felled, Timber was obtained for homes.
With so much timber right there, naturally they built large homes.
All their furniture was made by hand also.
These words are taken from a 2003 report,
"THE HISTORY OF LAKEWOOD"
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