Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia - c. 1890


Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia

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An unknown photographer found this spot where he could pose two timber fallers next to a skid road used for oxen to haul logs to a landing. From three to six yoke of oxen were generally used - our scene shows four yoke. It took a skilled teamster about two months to train the oxen to pull the logs. By 1900, most ox teams had been replaced by draft horses.

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

Additional Information

Item Number AA1025
Photographer Unknown
Location Washington State
Subject Horses, Mules and Oxen, Logging
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.4 x 7.8 inches
Photographer's Number No