View of Skidder Set in Blackwater Canyon, Tucker County, W. Va.

Identifier:
050624
Collection Number:
4151
Title:
View of Skidder Set in Blackwater Canyon, Tucker County, W. Va.
Date:
ca. 1880-1930
Creator:
Thompson, Benjamin
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.A skidder set, used for logging and lumber production, can be seen here overlooking the Blackwater Canyon.
Subjects:
Logging and Lumbering--Deforestation and Disasters., Deforestation--West Virginia--Tucker County., Lumber trade--West Virginia--Tucker County., Logging--West Virginia--Blackwater River., Logging and Lumbering--Scenes and Views.
Family Names:
Thompson family.
Geographic:
Blackwater Canyon (W. Va.), Canaan Valley (W. Va.), Davis (W. Va.), Tucker County (W. Va.), Blackwater River (W. Va.)
Acquisition Source:
Fletcher, Sarah, T.
Acquisition Method:
Gift
Medium:
print
Projects:
West Virginia History OnView