This page is a combination of photos from Ray O’Keef, the Bamontes, the Valley Historical Society, and the CDPHS.
This album is dedicated to Mr. Ray O'Keefe, born in Northport, WA, in May of 1918. Soon the O'Keefe family moved to Colville where his parents, Clyde and Jessie, raised their eight children and worked in the huge timber stands of northern Stevens County. When they weren't bringing logs out of the mountains by wagon, sled or down river, they were building their new log homes. The following photographs depict the life of a logging pioneer family.