Miller Shingle - As you stop at Gun Club Rd, on Mountain Loop Hwy leaving Granite Falls, look to the right and see how the road angles off in the distance. That's the original railroad right-of-way established by the Everett and Monte Cristo Railroad in the early quest for gold. Logging lines from the south of town joined the mainline just south of here, with millions of logs hauled out of the woods over the years by rail. It was easier, however, to ship cut lumber and shingles. Few of the lumber and shingle mills remain, but the largest remaining specialty mill in the country still operates a short way down Gun Club Rd. Miller Shingle has been a family-owned business for 3 generations, and a great local corporate citizen. Still operating machines whose designs come from the early 1900s, you can visit the Granite Falls Historical Museum to watch the amazing coordination of man and machine in the shingle-cutting process.