A record load of pulp logs on a sled in Potsdam

Ed LaVine of Potsdam drove this rig that carried “the largest load of pulp wood ever drawn out of the woods by a single team of horses.” The 12-cord load of 4-foot logs was 10 feet wide, 10 feet high, and 18 feet long. The load was hauled 10 miles to the Racquette River, where it was floated down to the Racquette River Paper Company in the spring. Others shown in this photograph are George Hutchins, Amy Ames, Frank Bellinger, Jack Creighton, William Hammond, Frank Preston, and Elmer Watson. 1920. Potsdam, NY.

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