sierra nevada logging museum

Wow- Giant tree, meet giant chainsaw..! Look at the bar on that thing- I thought my Stihl was unwieldy. 

“Loggers before Bloggers!”

From the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum Archives:

“Bill Wakefield and Carl Fields using the Mall two-man chain saw to split a log

The slicing of such giants was performed beside the “brow log” at the edge of the millpond. The brow log itself was a steel beam a yard high and over 30 feet in length. It served as a solid and indestructible lip at the edge of the millpond, and was set in concrete. Log trucks pulled alongside the brow log to unload. Loads of timber often hit it with such force (on their way into the millpond) that an ordinary wooden brow log could not stand up to the daily beating.”