There a hundred men were "falling 6,000 acres of forest a year," a train leaving each afternoon with 19 cars of logs. In 1929 Biles-Coleman moved its woods headquarters to Disautel.
This logging village soon had a population of 276, homes for 40 families, school with two teachers, and two stores. Disautel was a bustling community until the late 1930s when improvements to the Nespelem highway enabled most workers in the logging community to commute from Omak.
Then in the early 1930s the mills started shutting down as the Great Depression spread across the nation.