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Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – clear cuts

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about clear cutting. Although the practise is nowhere near the scale it used to be, people still argue over how much should be cut down in an area.

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Among the redwoods in California.
Among the redwoods in California.

After logging, Vance’s,Mad River, CA. Note the man in the photo, left of center.
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: cdlib.org


1940 View of Clear Cut, Youbou, B.C.
1940 View of Clear Cut, Youbou, B.C.

1940 A man sits on a log viewing the clear cut, Youbou, B.C.


Crossett Western Lumber Co.
Crossett Western Lumber Co., Wauna, Oregon.

Logging camp of Elk River Timber Co. adjacent to clear cut land.
1933 Campbell River, BC.

Logging camp of Elk River Timber Co. adjacent to clear cut land.


1908 Illustration of clearing trees with horse and rail.
1908 Illustration of clearing trees with horse and rail.

1940 View of a skidding A-frame
1940 View of a skidding A-frame

Used in conjunction of a steam donkey, cables and pulleys to drag logs to the location.


1944 Skidding logs at Youbou, BC
1944 Logging at Youbou, BC.,

1940s Logging activities at Youbou, BC
1940s Logging activities at Youbou, BC.

Massive stock pile of logs.
Massive stock pile of logs.

From Crown Alaska, somewhere near Ketchikan.
From Crown Alaska, somewhere near Ketchikan.

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

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