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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Back In The Day.... It's Amazing What They Accomplished..

 

H/T to reader "Joe"



 

 

 

 

















 

 

 

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing those priceless pictures of American ingenuity. What a hardy bunch.

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  2. The two skids they're cutting in #7- those would go underneath a steam donkey, to be used in yarding logs (#13). There used to be a complete skid off the side of the road about 4 miles above Feather Falls, CA, but it's probably gone now. It was in the path of the 2020 Bear/North Complex Fire the night it made a 20 mile run towards Lake Oroville. Everything on that ridge got incinerated.

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  3. Did you hear about diversity bridge in Florida? Oh wait.

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  4. Its said ,”if you want to know how good a friend you have hand him one end of a two man saw”

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  5. "It's Amazing What They Accomplished"

    But... it's not.

    If you give smart men (deliberately gendered language -- I, already know: KNOWLEDGE CRIME!), effectively (what they can, actually, use) infinite resources... they can not help themselves. This is what they are. What they always have been. What they always will be. (Which is why they must be extinguished.)

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  6. No such thing as OSHA back then

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  7. would love to send the tree huggers back in time to where these men are working to see how they would fare.

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  8. Notice the absence of morbidly obese land whales.
    Everybody back then worked their asses off.
    Soft times make soft people.

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  9. What is fascinating to me is how with an 8th grade or less education at least some of this was built. Now they think you need a PHD to screw in a lightbulb.

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  10. "Just a bunch of dumb loggers."
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9--XxD-B_k

    The more you get into the details of how the Yosemite Valley Railroad accomplished making their two inclines work the more your mind gets boggled.

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  11. A good read - "Tall Trees and Tough Men". Anecdotes and real life experience in the logging camps of the Northeast Kingdom of VT and Maine. It's out of print, but your local library should be able to procure a copy on loan from a library that has one.

    Nemo

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