Charles W. Blakesley with team hauling logs.
Vintage Logging

Vintage Logging – Slip tongue carts

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the slip tongue carts used in the logging industry to drag the logs to the landing.

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Charles W. Blakesley with team hauling logs.
Charles W. Blakesley with team hauling logs.

Photograph shows Charles W. Blakesley standing next to a team hauling logs. Walter Thoms also stands by the cart. The picture was taken in front of Muller’s Barbershop, Plumas County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: https://cdlib.org

1946 Big Wheel Log Hauler
1946 Big Wheel Log Hauler
1930 Tractor Pulling Big Wheels.
1930 Tractor Pulling Big Wheels.

View of a logging tractor pulling a pile of logs in Susanville, Lassen County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. https://cdlib.org

1930 Cat tractor and big wheels
1930 Cat tractor and big wheels.
1923 Lassen Lumber and Box Company.
1923 Lassen Lumber and Box Company.

Horse and split tongue cart hauling a big log. Susanville, Lassen County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: https://cdlib.org

1923 Horse Drawn Logging Wagon.
1923 Horse Drawn Logging Wagon.

Horse Big Wheel Logging near Lasco Camp which was located about 7 or 8 miles north of Westwood. Lassen County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. https://cdlib.org

1919 Logging with Big Wheels.
1919 Logging with Big Wheels.

Photograph of log cart with big wheels pulling a large log. Westwood, Lassen County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. https://cdlib.org

1910 McCloud River Lumber Company.
1910 McCloud River Lumber Company.

Hauling logs to steam loader. A horse team pulling a big wheel wagon loaded with logs.
Logging in Siskiyou County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: https://cdlib.org

1910 Logging near Clio, Plumas County, CA.
1910 Logging near Clio, Plumas County, CA.

Photograph shows big wheel logging.

1910 Big wheel logging.
1910 Big wheel logging.

View of a horse drawn big wheel logging wagon in the forest. McCloud River Lumber Company, Siskiyou County, CA.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: http://cdlib.org

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