Tag: spring

Operating a Log Skidder in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Philip Jackson operating a Log Skidder in Elizabethtown

Lumberjack Philip Jackson operating a 1978 John Deere 440C skidder. In the foreground is Jack Pulsifer. The skidder is on top of a pile of large, soft maple logs cut close to the Boquet River. Spring 2016. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of Philip N. Jackson IV. Jackson says he’s been logging for about 66 years. Listen […]

F.J. Roderick with his truck in Carthage

F.J. Roderick with his truck in Carthage

Frederick J. Roderick posing with one of the trucks for his moving and storage company, F.J. Roderick & Son. Spring 1944. Carthage, NY. Courtesy of Richard Roderick

Moving mining equipment in Hamilton County

Moving mining equipment in Hamilton County

The Farrell crusher, a piece of heavy mining equipment, being transported over a corduroy road (perhaps during springtime). The corduroy road was a common (temporary) transportation solution—built from small  logs laid in parallel rows on top of soft ground. The sledge on which the crusher sits would be pulled along the corduroy road by a […]

Spring log drive in Hope

Spring log drive in Hope

Men driving logs down the river. Circa 1900-1910. Hope, NY. Photo courtesy of the Hamilton County Historian’s Office. Betsy Earley’s grandfather, Fred Dunn, worked at a logging camp in Wells. She remembers finding a photo of him one day when going through the new Wells Museum. Listen to her story here.

Making maple syrup on the McGregor Farm in Hammond

Making maple syrup on the McGregor Farm in Hammond

Roberta and Malcolm McGregor gathering sap in milk cans on the McGregor farm. Pictured are: a Studebaker automobile and a horse drawn wagon filled with station cans used to collect sap from individual buckets. Steam is rising in the background from the sugaring arch. March 1947. Hammond, NY. Photo donated by Jennifer McGregor.