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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #580 on: January 13, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »
Ottawa River log rafts with Parliament Hill in the background

 

 

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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #581 on: January 29, 2018, 06:41:07 PM »
Few Pic's from my local mill in West Point; they are from other sources .... not mine ~




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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #582 on: January 29, 2018, 07:00:36 PM »
Woe!
I Don't want this to get out of hand now. I don't know what the availability is of the book if any, or what the price is now.


The Book is Titled
Underwter Logging.
Cornell Maritime Press,Inc.
1964
Currently out of print


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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #583 on: January 30, 2018, 06:32:06 AM »
There is a book called Forest enterprises of the Adirondacks by steven bick . It covers some of the guys working the woods today.There is a video called from stump to ship it was made in early part of the 1900's i got that last time i was up to Boonville to the woodsman show.

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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #584 on: February 19, 2018, 11:39:38 PM »
I've recently gotten my hands on a bunch  of my grandfather's old photos of various mills he worked at and I thought you guys might like to see some of them as I scan them.
So far, they're mostly from Masten PA, but I think there's some from LaQuin and maybe New York in the box as well.

Employees of Sone's Mills in Masten PA (I'm assuming its around 1915-1920 since that's when the rest of the photos are dated)

Flood in Masten, PA August 8, 1917

Another photo of the flood in Masten, PA August 8, 1917
 
The Masten Athletics, 1916 (if anyone can ID any of the men, please let me know)
 

The NHLA convention in Chicago IL in 1955.  My grandfather, Oscar Dalton is in the middle of the front row, but if anyone can ID any of the other gentlemen, please let me know.

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« Reply #585 on: February 20, 2018, 01:20:54 AM »
This is only a few miles from my home. My uncle is a Sones. Maybe we are related. 
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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #586 on: February 20, 2018, 10:27:39 PM »
Might be, I know my family was big in the lumber industry out there up until my uncle passed away.  Oscar, any my uncle Tom, used to run mills more than own them I think and for the last 40 years or so of his life, my uncle was a lumber grader/inspector out of DuBois.  

And here are some pictures from today's scans.

This is Loleta Mill


The log pond at Williamsport


Costello Mill
 
The Masten Hemlock Mill in 1916
 

And then I think this is the same mill in Masten during the flood of 1917


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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #587 on: February 21, 2018, 05:10:29 AM »
Appreciate the old pictures mpace89. My family was always on front end of the business, cutting the trees and hauling them or driving them on the rivers. It was seasonal for us, as we were farmers on dad's side and guide/outfitters on mom's side. :)


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« Reply #588 on: February 21, 2018, 06:07:36 AM »
Nice pictures!
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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #589 on: February 21, 2018, 06:29:58 AM »
I'm liking the history, thank you for posting!
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Re: Historic Logging and Milling Photos
« Reply #590 on: February 21, 2018, 11:48:36 PM »
Here is one of the sawmill that was set up in my home town in GA in the early 1900's.  At the time it was the largest sawmill ever constructed East of the Mississippi River.  They cut most of the virgin timber off the mountains in NE GA and into Western NC.  It was able to saw 125000 BF a day.  



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