1910 Tree felling using spring boards.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – Big trees

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the big trees that once stood tall in our forests.

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1900s Loggers among trees in thick forest near Vancouver, Canada.
1900s Loggers among trees in thick forest near Vancouver, Canada.

1902 Hall and Bishop Logging Company.
1902 Hall and Bishop Logging Company.

Emmet Minnihan on right, springboard cutting a tree.

Note accompanying the Minnihan photograph collection (from an unknown source): The contributor of this collection of photographs, Edward J. Minnihan, was born in 1914. His father, Michael E. ‘Bud’ Minnihan was born in 1883 near Sequim, WA. His parents were Michael E. and Rachel Minnihan. They moved to the Lyre River area, establishing a homestead shortly after 1883. Michael (Jr.) began working for the Hall and Bishop Logging Company in 1900, when he was 17 years old. His brothers and a half-brother Cliff Johnson, and his brother-in-law, Burt Mills, also worked for the Hall and Bishop Logging Company.


1910 Tree felling using spring boards, somewhere in B.C., Canada.
1910 Tree felling using spring boards.

1912 Canadian Highway near Vancouver, BC.
1912 Canadian Highway near Vancouver, BC.

1912 Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
1912 Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.

1912 Stanley Park, rough road through forest with person and fallen trees.


1915-1945 Fallers and large redwood tree, unidentified logging operation, Humboldt County, CA.
1915-1945 Fallers and large redwood tree, unidentified logging operation, Humboldt County, CA.

1916 Cedar and Hemlock Trees.
1916 Cedar and Hemlock Trees.

R.O. Clarke’s pre-emption, Port Progress, B.C., CANADA.


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

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