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#45 Broughton Lumber Flume

Riding the Broughton lumber flume boat. The Broughton lumber flume dominated the hillside between the towns of Willard and Hood in the State of Washington for over seventy years.

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).

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Longest log jam in the world took place in 1894 in Little Falls, Minnesota. 7 miles long, half a mile wide and 60 feet high. It took 150 lumberjacks, 5 teams of horses, and one steam engine 6 months to break it up. It was estimated to contain over four billion feet of lumber.

1917 Logging ..... Steam donkey near Menzie's Bay Willamette 12x14 high speed Duplex yarder and loader, known at the Bloedel, Stewart and Welch operation as the Riley Combination Yarder and Loader. 65-ton Shay locomotive in background.