Prosperity 1912-1930

Carnation’s greatest extended phase of prosperity was from the time on incorporation in 1912 to the Great Depression of the 1930s. The Great Depression slowed the local economy, but area property owners held onto their land and the local bank did not fail. This was the time period of greatest dairying and logging activities because technology improved the harvesting, shipping and milling processes.

Water, electricity and telephone services arrived in Tolt in 1913.

Tolt had a population of 1,000 in 1915.

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