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Logging operation of Charles E. Fuller of Markhams
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Photo--black and white: Photo identified by Ralph Sturgeon as "Logging 15." "Logging operation of Charles E. Fuller of Markhams. The railroad ran from Mill (incline) over ridge--from ridge on railroad grade again to next ridges & valleys where logging was done by bull team and Dolbeer-Carson upright spool donkey engines (steam). Logging railroad cars or trucks with logs lowered from point down to flat with cable from large spool steam donkey. I believe bull donkey type engine & drums. Note writing on end of log reads Vin Brians--Logger, 10,000 bd ft, Spaulding scale. Vin on left of car. Lyn Lapham was to right. Other man not identified. Charles Fuller is standing next to Donkey boiler, barely visible in the shadows." "This photo goes with #67 (logging photo) Notice five gallon coal oil cans, tops cut out & piece of rounded wood fitted across with nails on each end for carrying water to boiler--from close or far. On occasions pipe line was layed, but it seems generally the springs or creek were below logging donkey--so gravity was against the set up. I myself carried many hundred gallons in these 5-gallons converted coal oil cans. When we cleaned out boiler, it took two men, one handed up 5 gallon cans to man on top edge of boiler and he poured it in. It seemed like it took a lake full of water to get the water to showing in glass. Received from Harold Lapham April 10, 1974, written April 11, 1974."
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