Lumberjacks Felled Big Trees Using Only Hand Tools, Early 20th Century

The logging industry grew throughout the 19th century. The loggers felled big trees using only hand tools. Lumberjacks took pride in the trees they cut and posed for pictures on massive stumps using the growing technology of photography. Their work was dangerous and labor-intensive, unfortunately in the early 20th century, an estimated one in every 150 loggers died.

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