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'Alaska Logging I' The Boom Years

-A Photographic History of Logging in Alaska-

This group of pictures comes to us through the generosity of Owen Graham, Executive Director of the 'Alaska Forest Association'.
Owen has been kind enough to loan me the slides and negatives from 'the storage closet' so I can scan and share them with all of you.
Thank you Owen! Without your help, many great folks would never get to see how truly great things were, back in the 'heyday'...

Like so many who came before me, I have been in awe of the great 'Alaskan Timber Industry' since childhood. I collected books and magazines-
pictures of the floating camps, downhill 'A-Frame' logging, and all that went with timber harvest in the last great wilderness. To land with a loaded machinery barge,
then unload on an island beach, and just start logging away must have been amazing indeed! Due to age and geography, I missed most of it in person, regretably.

Thanks to Owen and the entire AFA organization, we now have the opportunity to see the ground, the people, and the machinery of that era here, in pictures.

For more information on the history of the Alaska Forest Association, please follow this link: http://www.akforest.org/afahistory.htm

For a neat old video featuring Geraldo Rivera in an Alaskan Logging Camp (filmed in August of 1983), here's another link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzGbmH61dhU&feature=g-upl&context=G28187c5AUAAAAAAAAAA

Please bear with me in this endeavor, as there are several thousand images to upload, and it will take some time.

**If you were lucky enough to be there, please take a minute to help me identify these people, places, and things.
ANY information will be appreciated- we need to save the memory, and sure could use the help!
1957- Spruce Faller
1957- Spruce Faller
1958 Pulp Mill, Sitka
1958 Pulp Mill, Sitka
1959-Ketchikan Pulp
1959-Ketchikan Pulp
1960 Timber Fallers
1960 Timber Fallers
1. Log Truck Driver
1. Log Truck Driver
2. Log Truck Driver
2. Log Truck Driver
3. Giant Log
3. Giant Log
4. Island Welcome!
4. Island Welcome!
5. Crew and Load
5. Crew and Load
6. Tower Setting
6. Tower Setting
7. Yarder/Loader
7. Yarder/Loader
8. Landing Action
8. Landing Action
Meet the Press?
Meet the Press?
10. Crew Discussion
10. Crew Discussion
11. Filing Chain
11. Filing Chain
Landing Bucker
Landing Bucker
Lima w/Snorkel
Lima w/Snorkel
Dick Wilson, Seen at El Cap Logging
Dick Wilson, Seen at El Cap Logging
Bucking a Log
Bucking a Log
Busy Landing!
Busy Landing!
A-Frame Unload #1
A-Frame Unload #1
A-Frame Unload #2
A-Frame Unload #2
A-Frame Unload #3
A-Frame Unload #3
A-Frame Unload #4
A-Frame Unload #4
Leta Valentine
Leta Valentine
Catskinner
Catskinner
Logging Boss
Logging Boss
Roadbuilding Crew
Roadbuilding Crew
Ward Cove Unload
Ward Cove Unload
Ward Cove Rollout
Ward Cove Rollout
Ward Cove Scalers
Ward Cove Scalers
Ward Cove Scalers
Ward Cove Scalers
Dart Stacker Unload
Dart Stacker Unload
Truck in the Ditch
Truck in the Ditch
Tower Side Ariel -1
Tower Side Ariel -1
Tower Side Ariel -2
Tower Side Ariel -2
Spreading Rock
Spreading Rock
Loaded Kenworth
Loaded Kenworth
Swing Yarder Side
Swing Yarder Side
Swing Yarder Side
Swing Yarder Side
Pacific Loading -1
Pacific Loading -1
Pacific Loading -2
Pacific Loading -2
Pacific Loading -3
Pacific Loading -3
Pacific Loading -4
Pacific Loading -4
Backhoe and Choker
Backhoe and Choker
Backhoe and Choker
Backhoe and Choker
Backhoe and Choker
Backhoe and Choker
Loader Operator
Loader Operator
Loading Logs
Loading Logs
Madill and BE-30B
Madill and BE-30B
Washington 208
Washington 208
Madill Yarder Side
Madill Yarder Side
Keith Bloom Camp Marble Island -1975
Keith Bloom Camp Marble Island -1975
K. Bloom Logging
K. Bloom Logging
 K. Bloom Logging
K. Bloom Logging
K. Bloom Logging
K. Bloom Logging
Roger Gildersleeve
Roger Gildersleeve
Gildersleeve Log 'Yarder Side #2'
Gildersleeve Log 'Yarder Side #2'
Gildersleeve Log 'Yarder Side #3'
Gildersleeve Log 'Yarder Side #3'
Gildersleeve Log's 'A-Frame Dump'
Gildersleeve Log's 'A-Frame Dump'
Madill 009 Yarder
Madill 009 Yarder
Little Spread Cat
Little Spread Cat
Chaser and Rigging
Chaser and Rigging
The Truck Mechanic
The Truck Mechanic
The Falling Spruce
The Falling Spruce
Wooden A-Frame
Wooden A-Frame
KPC Air Support
KPC Air Support
Manitowoc Shovel
Manitowoc Shovel
Bill Menish - Owner El Cap Logging
Bill Menish - Owner El Cap Logging
On the Deck
On the Deck
Logger & Landcruiser
Logger & Landcruiser
Barge Crew
Barge Crew
A-Frame Sunshine
A-Frame Sunshine
Tom Winter and the Valentines
Tom Winter and the Valentines
A-Frame & Truck
A-Frame & Truck
 Supply Barge
Supply Barge
Boomstick Shuffle 1
Boomstick Shuffle 1
Boomstick Shuffle 2
Boomstick Shuffle 2
Log Ship Loading 1
Log Ship Loading 1
Log Ship Loading 2
Log Ship Loading 2
A-Frame Yarder 1
A-Frame Yarder 1
A-Frame Yarder 2
A-Frame Yarder 2
A-Frame Yarder 3
A-Frame Yarder 3
A-Frame Yarder 4
A-Frame Yarder 4