Thompson log job

Thompson's Log Job

This photo is entitled Thompson log job in Canaan Valley, WVA 1900. As can be seen there is a huge stockpile of logs at the job. Men can be seen among the logs in the middle of the photo and white horses can be seen middle left side of photo. The logs are being loaded onto flat rail cars to be hauled out. This could well be part of the Albert and Frank Thompson purchase of timber on the Dobbin Blackwater Manor tract which contained 8,000 acres. Various ownership exchanges occurred on these acres and timbering continued. At one point there was no market for Hemlock and a huge amount had been cut down causing concern over what to do with it. Large logs were cut into lumber and other was sold for pulp wood, boxes, etc. Ideas or comments contact Tim Turner (304) 478-3389.

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