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Lumberjack Louis Wright holding his first marking axe in Long Lake

Lumberjack Louis Wright holding his first marking axe in Long Lake

Louis Wright holding his first marking axe; each lumberjack had an axe with a symbol on the end of it, which they would use to mark logs so they knew which lumberjack had cut them. Louis worked in logging and hauling from the age of 17. Born 1920 in Boonville, moved to Long Lake when […]

Roy Hicks and Joe Pascal in mine drill shop in Lyon Mountain

Roy Hicks and Joe Pascal in mine drill shop in Lyon Mountain

Roy Hicks and Joe Pascal in a drill shop. On most levels of the mine were drill shops where drill bits were sharpened as they dulled, and machinery was repaired. Lyon Mountain Mine was owned by Republic Steel. Circa 1940s. Lyon Mountain, NY.  Courtesy of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.

Miners creating a tunnel in the mines in Lyon Mountain

Miners creating a tunnel in the mines in Lyon Mountain

Miners creating a “drift”, or horizontal tunnel, underground. In front of the men are two supports holding the ceiling. Lyon Mountain Mines, operated by Chateaugay Ore & Iron Company. Circa 1930s. Lyon Mountain, NY. Courtesy of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.

Miners underground with oil lamps in Lyon Mountain

Miners underground with oil lamps in Lyon Mountain

Portrait of miners underground. They are wearing and carrying oil lamps for illumination. Lyon Mountain Mine was operated by Chateaugay Ore & Iron Company at this time, and was later owned by Republic Steel. Circa 1880s. Lyon Mountain, NY. Courtesy of Lyon Mountain Mining and Railroad Museum.

Men being lowered by skip into Lyon Mountain Mine in Lyon Mountain

Men being lowered by skip into Lyon Mountain Mine in Lyon Mountain

Men being lowered into the mine in a skip, which was like an elevator but on a 63 degree incline. There were two skips at the mine, one for people (the “manskip”) and one for ore (called the Chateaugay Iron). The manskip could drop miners off at different levels. The Lyon Mountain mine was owned […]

Farrier shoes a horse

Farrier shoes a horse in Long Lake

Newcomb shoes a horse’s front foot, another man stands behind the horse. The horse is restrained in a frame built into the side of the building. Note that the hose also has its rear left leg raised, possibly mid-kick. Circa 1900. Long Lake, NY. Courtesy of the Town of Long Lake Archives.