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by Ralph W. Andrews

Has anyone today any conception of the grandeur, the extent, the million board feet a day production...the entire meaning of the forests of the Pacific Northwest-the "Big Woods"? The photographs alone in this absorbing book will instantly transport the reader into this former world. Here was the greatest stand of Douglas fir timber in existence and here was labor for the Poles, Finns, Swedes and Norskies lured out of the Midwest to convert the mammoth trees into the lumber that helped build the West Coast cities. Ralph Andrews presents a fascinating subject-the hope, courage and tragedy in the lives of the men and women who opened up the dense native forests or as the loggers said "brought daylight into the swamp," and converted the trees into the lumber which built the West Coast cities. Here are many nostalgic scenes showing high climbers, fallers balanced on high springboards, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroad, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroads to flumes, rivers and salt water, early donkey engines, railroads on steep grades, logging camps as well as devastating fires. Andrews' style of writing is graphic and spirited with strong emphasis on human interest.
Download Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods epub
ISBN: 0887400361
ISBN13: 978-0887400360
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Ralph W. Andrews
Language: English
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 0003rd edition (July 1, 2007)
Pages: 182 pages
ePUB size: 1977 kb
FB2 size: 1447 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 798
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A remarkable collection of history of logging unfolds page after page throughout this book.
As a Senior whom recalls the death of steam and the end of hauling logs on rails in the PCNW;
I found this book with all its graphics history truely an easy read, but one packing a whole lot of pictorial history of logging through out the pacific territory.
A great book for garden railroads modeling logging too!
grand star
Fabulous pictures, with information that is often quite fresh. Fascinating for anyone interested in the "olden days."
I bought these books for my father, he hasn't read a book for years until I got him these.He has had many hours of pleasure from them , So I intend to get more of them in the near future
Awesome book
I bought this book because I love the old Kinsey photos. No dissappointment, the text and photos were great. I worked in the woods my whole life as a timber faller and forester and have trmendous respect for those pioneers of the timber industry in that region of the country. Fascinating book.
It was given to my son-in -law who is a partner in a lumber company. He was thrilled with the book.
Great History
Great book...great photos.