Logging - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos from the Pacific Northwest

 

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  1. Logging - 1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs

    1913 Holt Track-type Tractor Hauling Logs - 1914

    This U. S.Reclamation Service tractor was used to haul logs to the lake at Kachess Dam, in Kittitas County, Washington. Learn More
  2. 3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey

    3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey - c. 1917

    While steam donkeys for logging were equipped with skids to allow them to be moved about in the woods, sometimes it was necessary to move them longer distances to new camps. Learn More
  3. A Small but Mighty Logging Steam Engine

    A Small but Mighty Logging Steam Engine - circa 1900

    This logging engine appears to be partly hand-made by the logging company that utilized it - particularly the wooden components. Learn More
  4. Logging - Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton

    Bill Grisdale & Crew at Simpson's Camp No. 1, near Shelton - c. 1900

    Bill Grisdale, in the white shirt standing beside the tender, was the nephew of Sol Simpson, who founded Simpson Logging Company in 1890. Learn More
  5. Logging - Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey

    Capstan-style Horizontal Reel Steam Donkey - c. 1890

    This is an early small steam donkey, similar to one on display at the Coos County Museum in North Bend. Learn More
  6. Logging - Crew with Steam Donkey Powered Dragsaw

    Crew with Steam Donkey Powered Dragsaw - c. 1900

    This type of steam-powered crosscut saw, powered by a steam donkey, was called a dragsaw because it cut only on the drag stroke. Learn More
  7. In the Ponderosa Near Klamath Falls

    In the Ponderosa Near Klamath Falls - c. 1910

    The original for this detailed image of a stand of Ponderosa was a large print that hung for many years in the Weyerhaeuser offices in Klamath Falls. Learn More
  8. Log Chute with Ox Teams

    Log Chute with Ox Teams - 1890s

    The original title for this magic lantern glass slide was simply "Log Shute, Oregon, U.S.A." Learn More
  9. Log Drivers on the Cowlitz River

    Log Drivers on the Cowlitz River - c. 1905

    A group of log drivers, sometimes called "river hogs", pose with their pikes - the long poles used to maneuver logs as they moved down the river to sawmills. Learn More
  10. Log Rafts Above Suspension Bridge, Willamette Falls

    Log Rafts Above Suspension Bridge, Willamette Falls - 1897

    For decades, much of the traffic through Willamette Falls Locks was log rafts, moving downstream to Portland area sawmills, and often beyond. Learn More
  11. Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey

    Logging Crew with Oxen & Steam Donkey - c. 1900

    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. Learn More
  12. Logjam on the Upper Willamette

    Logjam on the Upper Willamette - c. 1900

    Two steamboats arrive to help clear out a logjam under a bridge somewhere on the upper Willamette River. Learn More
  13. Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia

    Lumbering with Oxen near Olympia - c. 1890

    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. Learn More
  14. Pulling a Snag with a Caterpillar 60

    Pulling a Snag with a Caterpillar 60 - c. 1925

    These five men seem to be enjoying themselves as they pull a large snag through an Alder grove near Buena Vista, using one of the earliest successful bulldozers -- the Best or Caterpillar 60 horsepower model. Learn More
  15. Sawmill Gang and Mill at Round Lake

    Sawmill Gang and Mill at Round Lake - c. 1905

    The muddy yard hints at the Pacific Northwest location of this small mill near Round Lake, north of Camas, Washington in Clark County. The term "gang" comes from the handwritten title on the original photo. Learn More
  16. Sledding a Large Log near Elgin

    Sledding a Large Log near Elgin - c. 1905

    Winter was a good time to move large logs; the ground was frozen hard and skids moved smoothly across the snow. Learn More
  17. Sternwheelers M. F. Henderson & Shaver with Log Raft

    Sternwheelers M. F. Henderson & Shaver with Log Raft - c. 1905

    The two named sternwheelers escort a large log raft down the Columbia at the beginning of its voyage in the Pacific, probably to San Diego. while three and four masted sailing ships wait in the background. Learn More
  18. Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin

    Willamette Falls Railway, Woodyard Across the Tualatin - c. 1900

    Gathering wood for the paper mills at Willamette Falls was one of the main purposes of the Willamette Falls Railway, though it also provided passenger service for local families. Learn More

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