Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snaking a Log

Today's picture is from 1939 and was taken on Sabine Farms near Marshall, Texas. That pretty much far East Texas. The picture shows men using mules to clear land. They are dragging off felled treas. This type of work was called "Snaking a Log".


  1. Very interesting photo. If we don't take steps to become more oil independent, we just may be seeing more of this.

    So sorry to hear of Elizabeth's illness. Food poisoning is bad stuff. But glad to hear she is on the mend. Such a big worry for you and your wife.

  2. Must have been goverment work. Two men to do a one man job. But I wonder why there aren't 2 or 3 more leaning on a shovel.

    8 letters culawell

  3. Oops, forgot
    22 above on the way to 30 above and no snow.

  4. My Granpa helped log vergin whitepine from northern Wisconsin over 100 years ago. I recall his stories of snaking timber.

    Ny 5 letter word for the day is "stali."

  5. Rebecca2 I agree. Only now the environmentalists will protest cutting the trees.

    13F this morning w/clear skies.


  6. 28 cold and sunny. Looks like winter is finally here.

    Rebecca2 and John, you are right; we are doomed!

  7. Mike Rowe did a show on modern loggers using mules to pull hardwood logs out of the woods for loading onto lumber trucks. (logging starts at about 3:00)


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