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    Loggers in Tulare County, California. 1892.

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    Looks as if they were removing cants from the inside out. In those days it was all hand work!

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    They could, certainly cant anymore...
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    I have some old relatives that did this stuff back then in cali....one was a lumber jack champion.I could possibly be related to one of these guys. but I kant tell for sure. Im am for sure awesome at making sawdust so it must run in the family.

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    And they Did it wearing "Their Sunday Best"or normal Civilian clothes.Not a Hi-Vis Jacket in sight! Only the Bear came for a Free Handout @ Smoko!

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    Was that a hollow tree or did they hollow it out?

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    I'd love to see the process by which they split those members from the trunk. Judging by the man standing on the left, the section they're working on is at least 12' tall and 16' in diameter... at minimum. It's kinda funny to think of these men as vegetable harvesters, and that homes are made largely of vegetables. And, yes, trees are vegetables, at least from the perspective of termites, wood beetles, woodlice and fungus... and humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAMSatisfied View Post
    And, yes, trees are vegetables, at least from the perspective of termites, wood beetles, woodlice and fungus... and humans.
    "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible." I remember those old Euell Gibbons Grape Nuts commercials from when I was a kid...

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    The picture was taken to celebrate the bear being shot. I wonder how high they are off the ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    "Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible." I remember those old Euell Gibbons Grape Nuts commercials from when I was a kid...
    I was thinking Euell always said they have the taste of wild hickory nuts. But I do also recall him talking about pine trees. I have eaten a lot of boxes of them over the years. I tend to stock up on them now, since they are often sold out at the grocery stores in recent months!!

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