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Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – Woodsmen

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the men who played their important role in the logging industry.

1885 Interior of bunk and cookhouse at a logging camp.
1885 Interior of bunk and cookhouse at a logging camp.

1885 Interior of bunk and cookhouse at a Heriot Bay, BC, logging camp.


1888 Sierra Lumber Company.
1888 Sierra Lumber Company.

12 horse team pulling a wagon loaded with a huge log through the forest and loggers all around., Lyonsville, 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://www.cdlib.org/


1891 Three Loggers.
1891 Three Loggers.

Photograph shows Woodsman, Spare that tree! Scene near Lyonsville, 1891. Stamped on back: San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, San Leandro, California.

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://www.cdlib.org/


1895 Draft horses pulling load of logs on rig at Englebretson Mill.
1895 Draft horses pulling load of logs on rig at Englebretson Mill.

Photograph shows loggers and a team of horses with a load of logs on a wagon. Thomas Shelton is on horse.

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


1895 Fir log at Huron Lumber Company
1895 Fir log at Huron Lumber Company, Bothell, Washington.

1895 Logging.
1895 Logging.

Photograph shows a logger driving a team of horses pulling a load of logs through the forest. Likely Sierra Lumber Company, Tehama County.

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


1898 Equality Colony showing men working at the sawmill.
1898 Equality Colony showing men working at the sawmill.

Located in Skagit County, south of Bellingham on Colony Creek, Equality was a Socialist colony founded in the 1890s by the Brotherhood of the Co-operative Commonwealth. It lasted until 1904.


1898 Jack Screw Men Yarding a Large Log
1898 Jack Screw Men Yarding a Large Log

1898 Logging foreman admires his crew's output.
1898 Logging foreman admires his crew’s output.

1890s Logging Horses.
1890s Logging Horses.

Photograph of a logging truck, four teams of horses, and some men on a wagon.

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://www.cdlib.org/


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

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