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Floating harvested logs on the river
Floating harvested logs on the river

In the early 1900s, before modern logging trucks, getting the logs out of the woods and to the mill was difficult and dangerous. One way to get the log to market was using a nearby river.

This Griffith & Graeber Logging shot definitely shows logs being dumped into Ohop Lake. The company logged the ridge all the way to Clear Lake.

Men who worked on the free floating logs — moving them around and sorting them — were constantly in danger of drowning.

The tools of their trade were the pick pole and peavey.

Photo courtesy of the Graeber family.

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