Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The entire payroll lined up on a log



  1. You'd be hard pressed to find such logs today, and even if you could, you'd in all likelihood be prohibited from harvesting them. I wish I could have seen Northern Michigan, prior to the logging days, covered with huge white pines. What's left of them in large part are in Hartwick Pines State Park. Viewing them only gives an inkling of what it must've been like back in the day. Most of that wood built Chicago, I understand.

  2. Looks like the entire staff has showed up for work and logged in.

  3. There was no labor shortage in 1916. Or lack of work ethic, for that matter.

    I'd like to know how that person arrived at that log's scale. The first 33' would be right around 3000 board feet, and there are only seven more long logs and one short one in that tree. No way that amounts to 79,000 board feet (Scribner scale).

    It might me some screwy Canadian metric scale system, eh?