The logging industry began in 1607 when the Jamestown settlers cut down timber to build the first settlement in the new world. As America grew so too would demand for lumber, and with the turn of the 20th century and a dwindling supply in the Eastern United States, logging became a major catalyst for expansion into the American West.
Early loggers worked by hand with axes and handsaws, utilizing waterways often, as the most efficient practice was to cut timber near water, driving logs downstream or using log flumes. When it became necessary to move away from water for harvesting, loggers relied heavily on horses or oxen to haul timber. They often dragged logs through woods over skid roads and rough tracks.
As technology evolved so did the tools of the trade. Next came more powerful tools such as chainsaws and the feller buncher. Makeshift railroads were constructed from the very lumber harvested. Once the lumber was transported to a sorting yard, it was then moved to mills where the wood was transformed into products.
Logging plays an integral role in the American story, lumber will forever remain a staple of American life, providing raw materials for housing, firewood for heat, and a way of life for woodworkers and builders alike. With boundless strength, grit and tenacity, the skills and traditions of timber fallers, log drivers, and high climbers are synonymous with hard work, dedication, and the cultivation of the American dream.
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