Used to know an old logger who said they ruined logging when they come out with powersaws. Said when you could find a good partner, get out there and work up a good sweat, and make the woodchips fly--that was good logging.
Buzz on 16th December 2015 @ 7:49am
This was in the days before front wheel or trailer brakes, stopping power on one axle only.
Kenn on 16th December 2015 @ 8:22am
And no "long load" flag....what is that device hanging over the spare tire? As Kenn notes, with such limited braking, that required a really skilled driver.
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th December 2015 @ 8:35am
How did they get the pole into the ground hole and raised up?
L.E. on 16th December 2015 @ 12:14pm
You said a "selfie".
Is that Alva Day with his cap off?
L.E. on 16th December 2015 @ 12:24pm
and for that matter, how did they dig the hole? so many questions, so little time.....
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th December 2015 @ 2:21pm
Looks like a spotlight over the spare tire, a type we had with a knob on the back for aiming, a real asset on crooked mountain roads.
I remember pole trucks going through Medford in the forties with a man standing on top of the logs at the rear with a verticle steering wheel to steer the trailer. This was before OSHA, hard hats or safety belts of any kind, but I'm sure he would have the usual loggers corks (caulked boots).
Kenn on 16th December 2015 @ 5:31pm
I actually have a two man saw that belonged to my husband's family in the basement. Just checked to see if it was still there. Do you think there is a market for it?
Norma on 17th December 2015 @ 9:03am
We saw them erect one of these poles in this picture: http://historichoodriver.com/index.php?showimage=492
and yes, that is Alva Day in the foreground.
Not sure how they dug the holes for the poles, but I'm sure we have a photo of it somewhere. I just need to find it!
Arthur on 19th December 2015 @ 2:30pm