15 December 2011

When northwest logging was still young!

How tough were these guys?
When the Northwest logging industry was still young...
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Just look at the length of the hand saw they needed...
 
 
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and look at the size of the heavy duty axes...
 
 
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The work required very strong and courageous men...
 
 
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After a tree was felled the real work began - a week or more to cut it up...
 
 
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Maneuvering the logs down the mountain to the train was a complex job...
 
 
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Some of the logs were larger than the train engine...
 
 
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hollowed out log became the company's mobile office...
 
 
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Hollowed out logs were also used to house and feed the crews...

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1 comment:

miffed solar guy said...

And then there was none.