Drying raw wood properly to remove all moisture is critical when using the wood to make products such as custom furniture.  Weed, a small town at the base of Mt. Shasta in Northern California, is the perfect spot for drying lumber because the wind blows steady and strong all year long. Why was the city called Weed? You’ll find out in the video of this city that became a center for the lumber industry at the turn of the 20th century.