1900 Lyonsville Lumbering.
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 are a nod to the men of the woods, and the various tasks they did in the logging and lumber industries.

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1900 Lyonsville Lumbering.
1900 Lyonsville Lumbering.

Portrait of two gentlemen who were removing log’s bark.
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


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

Bert Mills with child on shoulders. yarding donkey, line horses and crew, Gettysburg.

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.


1906 Lumberyard workers, James MacLaren lumber company.
1906 Lumberyard workers, James MacLaren lumber company.

1905 Logging Crew.
1905 Logging Crew.

Portait of logging crew with logging donkey. Modoc Co., 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: cdlib.org


1902 Loggers with large logs at top of chute.
1902 Loggers with large logs at top of chute.

1900 Log transfer landing.
1900 Log transfer landing.

Photograph shows a log transfer landing on the Campbell Creek Chute. Sierra Lumber Company.

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


1900 Campbell Creek Logging Chute.
1900 Campbell Creek Logging Chute.

Photograph shows the Campbell Creek hoist house and chute. This was an ‘endless cable’ to which logs were attached by chokers using a grip clamp, apparently modified from the San Francisco cable car clamps. Sierra Lumber Company, 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: cdlib.org


1900 Loggers near Still Creek, BC.
1900 Loggers near Still Creek, BC.

1900 Shady Grove Mill.
1900 Shady Grove Mill.

Photograph shows a team of horses and oxen pulling a log 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: cdlib.org


1900 Lyonsville Lumbering.
1900 Lyonsville Lumbering.

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

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