Monday, April 19, 2010

Giant Sequoia


Today's picture is from 1905 and shows a group of lumberjacks who have just downed a giant Sequoia in California. I wonder how long it took a group of men like this to chop the tree down?

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  1. I guess my question is, what are they going to do with it now?
    It looks to big to transport any place, and to big to be able to cut up into lunber.
    R

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  2. Nice pair of mules.
    You can just see them thinking....
    Please, please, let this be anyone's job but mine.,

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  3. I would guess about a week.

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  4. The same day you posted the photo below we posted up our video and pics of a dead oak being brought down piece by piece on our property.The rings say 130 yrs old?? http://www.hardingshowandtell.blogspot.com/

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  5. If a tree falls down in the woods, and no-one is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

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  6. Or, if my hearing aid is off does my wife still make a sound?
    Al

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  7. Does anyone know the story of Sandy Gray (legendary Canadian lumberjack) outside of the Slaid Cleves song? I spent some time looking for it, but the only half decent Canadian lumberjack story I can find is about Paul Bonjean (Bunyan).

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  8. The very large trees were cut down (felled) then cut into proper lengths. Holes were drilled into the cut lengths, charged with black powder and split lengthwise. The process was repeated until they were small enough to drag behind oxen to a river and floated down river to a saw mill.

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  9. Did anyone notice the man hidden in the crack with only his head showing?

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