Logging in the Snow with a Steam Donkey

Steam donkey near Eatonville
Steam donkey near Eatonville

Kjelstad 012It’s cold out today and I feel for everyone who is working out there today in bitter temperatures. In keeping with the frosty weather, here are two shots from an early 1900’s logging operation around Eationville.

The steam donkey is in operation here. It was high tech for its time. Simply put, it was a steam-powered winch.

Photos courtesy of the Kjelstad family.

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