Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Log Rolling

Today's picture shows a group of lumberjacks rolling logs into the river. The picture was taken near Littlefork, Minnesota. The picture was taken in 1937. Once the logs are in the river, they are floated downstream to the sawmill.

1 comment:

  1. Log rolling contests are a feature of festivals in logging country. Usually they are held in very large ponds, not swiftly moving streams, which pose too much danger. Log rolling even in a pond is dangerous enough work, requiring considerable skill. I've never seen it in person, but I imagine it's fascinating to watch. Places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, wherever logging still is a viable industry, brings log rollers in to compete in these contests. I'd say it's a Western custom, but I could be wrong; it might exist in the East as well.