Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey - c. 1900


Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey

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This turn-of-the-last-century view shows a logging crew using both ox teams and a steam donkey to move their logs. It appears the oxen brought the logs down the slope, and then the steam donkey pulled them along a more level skid road to this staging area. Oxen, of course, have been used in the woods for centuries - witness the legend of Babe, the blue ox used by Paul Bunyan. Steam donkeys, on the other hand, were introduced in about 1890. By World War I steam donkeys had replaced almost all ox teams, though they themselves were eventually replaced by gasoline-powered equipment. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0739
Photographer Unknown
Location Unknown Oregon
Subject Logging
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 7.3 x 9.5 inches
Photographer's Number No