1920's? Logging, Back In The Olden Days

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    I belong to a Facebook group about north Idaho, and people post their old photos there, plus ones from some of the historical museums.
    I am not sure of the date for this picture, but someone said the logging truck is a C-Cab Model T; so I am guessing that the 1920's would be somewhere close to the right time period.

    This picture is amazing when you really look at it ! The log is HUGE, it is not even tied onto the truck in any way, just (somehow ?) laid on top of wood blocks.
    The whole bridge across the canyon is made of log, and even the road across the top that the truck is driving on is only logs laid side-by-side.
    These guys had to be not only tough as nails; but way, way brave, too ! !

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  2. Ken Anderson

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    That is an amazing photo!
     
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    Incredible! And, looks dangerous, for sure! In Missouri where we lived in the Ozarks, 1999-2012, logging is just about the only industry. Locally, they call trees being felled "widow-makers". In the past year two experienced loggers, both able-bodied, husky young men, one of whom I knew very well, really decent guy, were killed in logging accidents. The guy I knew, Matt, was crushed to death between two trucks, on an incline, where brakes had been inadequately set. His little girl would now be about 6 or 7, hardly knew her Daddy. Frank
     
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  4. Joe Riley

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    Great picture, Yvonne! Here's one that like.
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    Steam train on the Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad
     
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    Imagine going to the trouble of building such a span, in rugged terrain! Seems as less flat ground with trees left on it was available, such effort became necessary.
     
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