Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about shingles and shakes that kept us out of the weather.
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Photo taken at the shake and shingle claim of “Oley” C. Hansen. A claim such as Hansen’s could provide a comfortable living for the owner and his employees, As Redwood shingles, shakes, and shake bolts were in great demand for the roofing of houses. Many trees of prime redwood fell for this purpose in the earliest days. A man could cut one tree, and spend a year or more breaking it into shakes. A close-up of loggers cutting rounds from this Redwood tree to be used for shingles.
Note the charred shingle bolts on the bench.
The Blyn Shingle Mill at Blyn, Washington; multi-story wooden building at center with additional smaller buildings to right; steam or smoke coming from multiple buildings; logs in foreground; tree-covered hillside in distance. Handwritten note at left reads: “from west side, the Blyn Shingle Mill, Clallam Co.” Additional note at bottom right scratched out, reads “The Blyn Shing Mill, Clallam Co. Wash.” Note: note at right written backwards, on the wrong side of the negative. Mill built in 1917; exact date of photo undetermined.
Tree #1692 in Honor Grove of State Parks Redwood Highway near Weott.
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/
Some time in the first half of the 20th century. Horse-drawn wagon carrying shingles, location unknown, probably Pacific Northwest.
Unidentified shingle mill; wooden two story building; horse team hitched to wagon loaded with shingle bundles at doorway, lower left; unidentified men and horses at bottom center; unidentified men sitting on deck and at window on second floor; charred snag on right.
Two men packing shingles with lever operated packing machines at Clallam Shingle Co., Sequim; man on left is Earl Casidy; unidentified man on right.
Some time during early 20th century.