National Loggers (1926 – 1928)
Here are a few incredible shots taken in the 1920s of the loggers in Mineral and National, Wash.
The first shot is of the guys at Westfork Logging Company of Mineral, Wash. The picture was taken September 1928. Looks as though safety equipment hadn’t even been invented yet.
The second picture was taken around the same time. Take a look at the size of the logs they are shipping out and the saws sprinkled throughout the crowd.
The third shot was taken in National, Wash., in 1926. You can see the steam donkey in the background.
The photos were all taken by Kinsey, a famous photographer who was able to capture the early logging scene.
Photos courtesy of the South Pierce County Historical Society.
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