Early 1900s: California lumberjacks cutting down Redwoods by hand. They had no knowledge or appreciation of the age of these giants - thousands of years.
Logging in the 1800s
Twelve men stood shoulder-to-shoulder to span a redwood stump in this historic photo from Pacific Lumber Co. (AP)
Horse-drawn logging big wheels - Oregon
A giant sequoia log, Sequoia National Park, California, undated, c1910.
1906, Catching a ride on the Logging train...A logging train loaded with huge logs crossing a trestle in the Cascade Mountains, Ore.
Men sitting in giant spruce tree near Seaside, Oregon by OSU Special Collections & Archives, via Flickr
Symmetry. Two unknown loggers on first cut of giant tree in Sugar Pine, California. 1915. Sierra Historic Sites Association.