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Lumberjacks Sitting On Top of a Precariously Stacked Pile of Logs


Photo: MSCUA, University of Washington Libraries. Photo Coll 516

Back when old growth timber was plentiful and lives were cheap, this
photograph of a 1932 logging crew in the Pacific Northwest showed how
lumberjacks sat on top of precariously stacked logs. It’d take very
little for the whole pile to shift and crush anyone unlucky enough to
be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Our pal Avi Abrams of Dark Roasted Blend and historian Steve
O’Neill
explored the ghost town of Bordeaux, Washington – a once bustling
logging town that provided lumber for everything from clipper ships to
furnitures. Take a look: Link
Thanks Avi!

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September 18th, 2012

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Stranger to the World

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