Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - c. 1905


Benson Logging Railroad Through Tall Trees - Ford

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Simon Benson was a technical innovator, and one of the first to use logging railroads rather than ox teams to haul his cut logs to the river. He also pioneered the use of compact steam-donkey engines to winch fallen logs to his railroad. While the location of this photo is not labeled, we're placing it in Columbia County as that is where Benson had most of his holdings of 46,000 acres. He sold his landholdings in 1910 for $4.5 million.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1053
Photographer John F. Ford
Location Columbia County
Subject Forests and Trees, Logging, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 5.7 x 7.6 inches
Photographer's Number No