1915-1920 Lougheed logging camp.
Vintage Logging

Vintage Logging – Stump cuts

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about stump cuts, the massive stumps left behind from the trees felled.

1905 Group standing by a huge cedar stump, Tolt, Washington
1905 Group standing by a huge cedar stump, Tolt, Washington.

1910 Coquitlam Dam construction
1910 Coquitlam Dam construction.

1910 Coquitlam Dam land clearing
1910 Coquitlam Dam land clearing

Woodsmen showing the method of sawing stumps at the ground.


1910 Coquitlam Dam showing fallers at work.
1910 Coquitlam Dam land clearing project.

Showing fallers at work.


1911 Coquitlam Dam, BC
1911 Coquitlam Dam, BC.

Photograph shows a man with a measuring stick standing on a stump in a cleared site Coquitlam Dam.


1911-1912 A 3 man stump cut.
1911-12 Three men on stump.

Felling a tree in Kitsilano forest.


1912 Mr. Mount hewing tree stump
1912 Mr. Mount hewing tree stump.

Picture taken on property 3379 West 22nd Ave., Vancouver, BC.


1912 One of the giant cedars at Wood Fibre [Woodfibre], B.C.
1912 One of the giant cedars at Wood Fibre [Woodfibre], B.C.

The log which was dragged 1 1/2 miles to the boom by a duplex 4-wheel drive truck.


1918 Clatsop, Oregon.
1918 Clatsop, Oregon. Four soldiers posing on tree stump.

Photographs of logging camps and operations near Clatsop, Oregon, run by the Spruce Production Division of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I.


1915-1920 Lougheed logging camp.
1915-1920 Lougheed logging camp.

Note that the stump cut was a tree that grew over top of a fallen tree.


Bonus image!

1903 Larson Lumber Co. mills, Bellingham, Washington.

Making a house out of a stump 13 ft in diam., 10 ft. high at the Larson Lumber Co. mills, Bellingham, Washington. For the St. Louis Exposition. Hegg Photo. Probably the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis,1904.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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