« Medco wigwam burners from the air, circa 1960

SOHS 11235 Medco Aerial

SOHS 11235 Medco Aerial

Medford Corporation was organized in August 1932 when the Owen-Oregon Lumber Company went into receivership. The corporation grew and added a new plywood mill in the early 1960s (left foreground). The wigwam burners had been modified with cinder reinjectors in 1950 but were still controversial. Use of the 45-year-old burners ended in 1971.

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