About 1919, the two metal stacks were replaced with a single 150-foot-tall concrete stack.
A decade later, the factory closed.
In early 1942, another group bought the dormant plant to process flax, declared a strategic material for the war effort.
At 1 a.m. on March 23, 1944, just three weeks after starting operations, spontaneous combustion is suspected of igniting 600 tons of flax stored in the building. By dawn, the site was a smoldering heap. All that remained was the concrete stack.
and back in the 1970's it was climbed by a few member of Everett Mountain Rescue and became their rendezvous point for rescues up Highway 2
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