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Logging’s roots in America stretch back to the early Ever since the arrival of settlers in Jamestown in lumber has been essential to the North American economy. Today, the logging trad…

Felling a Cedar Tree, 30 Miles East of Seattle, 76 Feet in Circumference Darius Reynold Kinsey American, 1906 Gelatin silver print 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.

burnedshoes: “© Arthur M. Prentiss, ca. 1915, Lumberwork Selection from a series of occupational photographs of the lumber industry in Portland, Oregon and Challam Bay, Washington, taken by two...

Logging in Oregon , 1905 . Oregon Historical Society . Ref. : www.americanforests.org

A series of photos from the 1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. The photos are part of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, a series of pictures from northwest California from the 1880s through the 1920s by Swedish photographer A.W. Ericson. This is another part of our history that makes me want to weep. #America #myt

American chestnut tree ~ A family next to an ancient American chestnut in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Western North Carolina, before the blight decimated this species. A rapidly growing, deciduous hardwood tree, the chestnut reached up to 100-150 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter. Photo credit: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Library and The American Chestnut Foundation.