The Lumberjacks Who Fell in California’s Giant Redwoods

A series of photos came out during the 1915 era where there are numbers of lumberjacks seen working on the giant redwoods of Humboldt County in California where the tree logging was on its peak.  These taken photos are still part of the Library Special Collections in Humboldt State University which highlights series of pictures during the 1880’s until the 1920’s taken by A.W Ericson.

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When the Euro-Americans during the 1880 are swept westwards, they need a raw material for their lives and home. That is why, commercial logging struggled to maintain furious pace of progress as the expansion of American companies continued to happen. This is the reason why timber harvesting, immediately became part of the best manufacturing industry in the place.

lumberjacks giant redwoods

The Immense Popularity of Giant Redwoods

When gold was first discovered in the north western part of California in the year 1850, thousands of redwood regions which are crowded and on the remote areas emphasizes the need of new lives and riches. Failing to strive in rich gold, these men turned into harvesting giant trees as it booms quickly in San Francisco and all other places found in the West Coast. These redwoods are tallest and considered to be one of the most massive trees that you may find in planet Earth. The size of these trees made them prized timbers as the giant redwoods are already known for its workability and durability in nature. During 1853, nine sawmills work in Eureka where gold boom town established three years before the gold booms exist. At that moment, redwood forest in the place already covered more than 2,000 acres of the coastal part of California.

lumberjacks giant redwoods

lumberjacks giant redwoods

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