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More than 150 logs are pulled across rail supported by short pilings in Marysville. Thousand of images were made of Washington's extractive industries - coal pulled out in cars, salmon piled mountain high and old growth logs. (Photos courtesy of Washington State History Museum). http://www.puyalluptribalnews.net/news/view/click-classical-photographs-from-washington-capturing-the-washington-way-of/

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A steam traction engine being used for logging in the Sierras in 1910. Steam power revolutionized logging when it arrived in the form of these tractors. Until then heavy logs could only be floated down rivers or hauled out of forests using oxen teams. This was slow and expensive. Steam traction engines allowed lumbering to be accomplished far from rivers and without the need for herds of livestock. A single engine could haul many tons of lumber to mills or train yards. Lumber prices…

Many photos taken during this time were meant to showcase the opportunities that exist in Washington often by promoting and glorifying the logging industry. (Photos courtesy of Washington State History Museum). http://www.puyalluptribalnews.net/news/view/click-classical-photographs-from-washington-capturing-the-washington-way-of/