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Hand Loading Spruce Logs for Mill, Next to Shay Locomotive, Tucker County, W. Va.

IDNO:
050614
Title:
Hand Loading Spruce Logs for Mill, Next to Shay Locomotive, Tucker County, W. Va.
Date:
ca. 1880-1930
Description:
This image is part of the Thompson Family of Canaan Valley Collection. The Thompson family played a large role in the timber industry of Tucker County during the 1800s, and later prospered in the region as farmers, business owners, and prominent members of the Canaan Valley community. Men are seen loading spruce logs for transportation to the mill. The engine seen was the first shay locomotive, number 142, on Thompson job.
Topical Subjects:
Logging and Lumbering--Portraits--Group., Logging--West Virginia--Tucker County., Lumber trade--West Virginia--Tucker County.
Family Names:
Thompson family.
Geographic:
Tucker County (W. Va.), Davis (W. Va.), Canaan Valley (W. Va.)
Collection:
4151
Medium:
print


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