Historic Hood River
Logging Operation Circa 1925
We’re lucky to have a sharp image and a complete account of what’s going on here. Look carefully and you can see everything in this description:
Loading logs on adjustable bunk rail cars. Donkey engine on right loads logs and pulls boom on spar tree over car. Bundle of short, no good logs weight pulls it back. Donkey on left is yarding logs in using spar tree as a high lead. Logs being yarded will mostly lift over stumps etc. in their path.
We also know why the well-dressed men are watching the operation. They are members of a Hood River Chamber of Commerce field trip to see this operation near Dee, about 1925.