No kidding, that's the report from experts at St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company's Camp 5 in 1935. Located near the confluence of the Puyallup and Mowich rivers not far from Kapowsin, this area was known for it's big timber. Here's the evidence.
Photo courtesy Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studio M6-4, circa 1935
These four railcars carry what was salvaged from this fallen oxygenerian - 700 years old and 300 feet tall. It was the biggest tree the company had seen in many years, according to crews. The 4 enormous logs were destined for peeling into veneer for layup as plywood. Past it's prime, two thirds of the tree was apparently rotted and unusable. The four logs shown above represent just 1/3 of the tree. Sad to see it come down, to be sure, but that was what you did during those times.
How much veneer would these peelers produce? How about a pathway 6' wide by 35 miles long? Yep! Enough to clear the way from Black Diamond to Seattle and then some.