The first is an extremely steep incline, with tracks running at least half the way up. If you zoom in you can see the cables hanging from the poles and the well-used transport cars at the bottom of the hill.
The second shot was also taken of the Pacific National Lumber Co., in National, in September of the same year, capturing the steam donkey and crew. Take a look at the enormous timbers the men are sitting on.
Although the technology and steep-slope logging techniques have changed over last 86 years, it looks like logging suspenders have stayed in fashion.
Photos courtesy of the South Pierce County Historical Society.
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