Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – assorted

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is an assortment of snapshots in the logging and lumber industry from days gone by.

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1880 Butte County Pine and Hardwood Company at Clipper Mills.
1880 Butte County Pine and Hardwood Company at Clipper Mills.

Photograph shows “Butte County Pine and Hardwood Company near Clipper Mills, Calif.” Photograph by Peterson & Bean.

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/


Steam Tractor
Steam Tractor

Photograph shows a steam tractor pulling empty log wagons in Clipper Mills, 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/


1937 Abandoned sawmill, Walville Lumber Company, Washington
1937 Abandoned sawmill, Walville Lumber Company, Washington

U-Saw Prod., Lbr., Portable Mills – Abandoned sawmill, Walville Lumber, Company, Washington. Taken by Luey W. Allen 1937. The reverse of the photo is attached, depicting back story and reasons why the mill closed.


1939 abandoned mill from 20 yrs ago
1939 abandoned mill from 20 yrs ago

1939 – Now a good “gull roost” – this is all that remains of the old Von Zellam sawmill east of L’Anse, Mich. Which was abandoned about 20 years ago. When the mill was operating it employed 35 to 40 men, cutting mostly white pine.


1940 Abandoned saw mill, Tennessee Valley
1940 Abandoned saw mill, Tennessee Valley

Abandoned saw mill.
Abandoned saw mill.

Abandoned vertical saw mill.
Abandoned vertical saw mill.

1905 The Seneca Falls Machinery Co.
1905 The Seneca Falls Machinery Co.

Foot, Hand and Power Wood-Working Machinery for Carpenters Builders Cabinet Makers and other Wood-Workers.


1919 Frederick Shulz statement to Tacoma Central Labor Council pg 1 of 2
1919 Frederick Shulz statement to Tacoma Central Labor Council pg 1 of 2

While serving in the army, Mr Shulz describes his experience of working at Spruce Production Division. Page 1 of 2.


1919 Frederick Shulz statement to Tacoma Central Labor Council pg 2 of 2
1919 Frederick Shulz statement to Tacoma Central Labor Council pg 2 of 2

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

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