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A friend sent me an email with pictures of logging from many years ago. This is when trees were trees and the men that logged them were men. I believe that these are all Douglas fir somewhere between the Oregon and BC coasts. Hope others enjoy these as much as I have.

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Wow do douglas fir get that big now days?

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Thanks for putting these pics up Chuck. It's cool to be able to compare the size of men, machines and cars to the cross section of those mammoths.

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"I'm a lumberjack. and I'm ok."

Imagine swinging on the end of that cross cut saw......

It is hard to remember trees like those were once plentiful around the world.....

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Wow, those are interesting photos.
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Imagine swinging on the end of that cross cut saw......

It is hard to remember trees like those were once plentiful around the world.....
I didn't even know that they ever made crosscut saws that long. From the looks of the one picture it must have been somewhere around 20'/6m long! I wonder if someone had to hold the center of the blade up while the men on the ends started the cut?

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Wow do douglas fir get that big now days?
One of my cousins from Vancouver Island took me out the see what is believed to be the world's largest living Douglas Fir near Port RenFrew, BC (the Red Creek Fir). It is about 14' across and 275" feet tall. The sign there said that is was about 350' tall until a windstorm broke off the top 75' about 100 years ago. The trees in the pictures are pretty close to the same size I would say.
I did see a poster a friend had of the stump of a Douglas fir that was harvested somewhere in Oregon around the time of these pictures possibly. It dwarfed these trees. I would say that it was at least 25' across. The story on it was that it took a crew of men 1 week to cut it down starting the cuts on springboards to get above the root flare. The picture showed quite a few men on the stump , some lying down playing checkers. There was enough room on the stump for probably as many more men.
I'm not sure if anyone will ever see trees like this again.

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A friend sent me an email with pictures of logging from many years ago. This is when trees were trees and the men that logged them were men. I believe that these are all Douglas fir somewhere between the Oregon and BC coasts. Hope others enjoy these as much as I have.
While looking at these old photos, open a new brawser and start this old Classic Canadian Video "The Log Driver's Waltz
The Log Driver's Waltz - YouTube
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While looking at these old photos, open a new brawser and start this old Classic Canadian Video "The Log Driver's Waltz
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Thanks for nothing Joe ----- I just spent the last 20 minutes listening to that song....ROTFLAO.......

is that folk or country.....LOL

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