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Blog entry by 559dustdesigns posted 1379 days ago 3831 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While helping my mother research some local history, I ran across this picture that I wanted to share with you all. This logging truck was photographed about 1919 up in the Sierra Mountains. As soon as I saw this picture I had to have a copy of my own. I thought it would be fun to challenge you all to come up with your best caption for this photo.

I’d love to see other historical wood related pictures like this. What have you got?

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"



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559dustdesigns

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#1 posted 1379 days ago

My caption would be “Jr, the guy said I could have one more log”.
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I’m not sure today’s trucks could take this kind of load down a mountain.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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ddockstader

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#2 posted 1379 days ago

“Brakes! We don’t need no stinkin’ brakes.”

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 1379 days ago

What rolls down stairs
alone or in pairs,
and over your neighbor’s dog?
What’s great for a snack,
And fits on your back?
It’s log, log, log

It’s log, it’s log,
It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
It’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.”

Everyone wants a log
You’re gonna love it, log
Come on and get your log
Everyone needs a log
log log log

whistle
LOG FROM BLAMMO

-- 温故知新

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Swede

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#4 posted 1379 days ago

How am I going to cut this on my 14” bandsaw?

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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Robb

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#5 posted 1379 days ago

“Got wood?”

Somebody had to say it.

-- Robb

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JimF

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#6 posted 1379 days ago

“Hold my beer. I’m goin’ to try something.”

-- Insert clever tag line here

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#7 posted 1379 days ago

I knew there was something wrong
when they told me this DIY dinnertable set was a bargain
I´m toastet when mum see it

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NewPickeringWdWrkr

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#8 posted 1379 days ago

Hey y’all! Watch this!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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Jason

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#9 posted 1379 days ago

ddockstader beat me to it! I’d have to give the prize, if there was one, to hobomonk. You can’t lose with a Ren and Stimpy quote. Thanks for that one.

My wife’s grandfather lived in Orange County, CA. He and his brothers would drive to the redwoods and fit the biggest trunks, slabs, whatever that would fit into the back of a station wagon. Good stories. I’d also be interested in old photos. There is much to learn and/or laugh at from them.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 1379 days ago

Not sure what I’d call that picture… Gravity Works!!
These things always amazed me:Hauling
I saw an ancient film one time of one of these actually in the woods… The Driver was going over hill and dale at every angle, riding it like a bucking bronco!! Unimaginably Dangerous!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1379 days ago

Wow those are cool photo’s ,isn’t that Rob of socalwood driving that truck? LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RichardH

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#12 posted 1379 days ago

“After I finish getting this limb down the mountain I’m gonna go back up there for the trunk!”

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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Ampeater

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#13 posted 1378 days ago

“I sure hope those chains hold or I will be squashed like a bug.”

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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559dustdesigns

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#14 posted 1378 days ago

littlecope, Thanks for that wonderful picture I had to save it to my computer.
I think you just helped me start a new collection.
Thanks everyone for their clever captions.
I hope this post fills up even more just trying something new with this post.
Here’s another old picture.
Photobucket
I like the chicken wire cage around the base of the saw.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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littlecope

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#15 posted 1378 days ago

You’re very Welcome, but that was something I just found on the Web…
I did a quick search, trying to find that vintage film of an early skidder, but didn’t have any luck…
The one I saw (which had to be an Edison film) was about a 6 second clip, in the middle of an hour long program on Teddy Roosevelt. They were discussing his founding of the National Park Service…
But it was one of those astonishing sights that stick in one’s mind!!
Seriously, the thing was being pulled over stumps and felled trees, carrying a tree about 4-5’ in diameter… and leaning over almost sideways while doing it!! Truly Amazing!!
Completely unrelated, but I saw another clip once of some old worker making corn cob pipes, that looked pretty hairy as well… at least in these safety conscious times. He pushed each cob up against an on-end V-Block, and held it, as a rather large, scary looking drill came up through the table to drill the tobacco hole in one shot!! Of course, it was piece-work, so he was going like sixty doing it too…
Good Luck on your collection, my Friend!! If I can suggest it, the Library of Congress has extraordinary resources for Archival photographs… You could get lost in there for the rest of your life, and never even scratch the surface!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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