This image is labeled "Logging at Hood River Oregon about 1894-- my father back row of group of five." While this note isn't signed, I believe it was written by Sadie Hayner Rich, and the "X" marks Charles Hayner. We previously met Sadie and Charles in this baseball image.
We haven't seen many logging images with oxen. If you recall the Oregon Lumber Company brochure described the virtues of horse logging over oxen in our area.
Most certainly was a hard old life logging. No doubt long days and little pay. I would think there would be very little logging done other than spring, summer and early fall..........
Charlott on 5th April 2016 @ 7:02am
In some low-laying areas winter was best time to log. Ground frozen and no mud. Probably used wheeled trailers as they were transporting logs considerable distance to flume or mill. Maybe just used the oxen to load logs onto the trailers--maybe parbuckled them on or used some other lash-up.
Buzz on 5th April 2016 @ 8:27am
We have a photo of my husband's grandfather, horse logging in the HR area.
I keep hoping a photo will show up here to give us a clue as to where and when.
He broke his leg logging, so moved on down the river to the Vancouver, WA area to take up farming.
L.E. on 5th April 2016 @ 2:44pm