Early 1900s: California lumberjacks cutting down Redwoods by hand. They had no knowledge or appreciation of the age of these giants - thousands of years.

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Twelve men stood shoulder-to-shoulder to span a redwood stump in this historic photo from Pacific Lumber Co. (AP)

1906, Catching a ride on the Logging train...A logging train loaded with huge logs crossing a trestle in the Cascade Mountains, Ore.

Symmetry. Two unknown loggers on first cut of giant tree in Sugar Pine, California. 1915. Sierra Historic Sites Association.

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