Hauling a load of spruce logs in Elizabethtown

Frank Colby’s team with a load of logs. Original caption on the photo reads: “I take pleasure in presenting a facsimile of the largest load by count ever hauled through this village, the one taken down from the Mt. Hurricane section Jan. 23rd last, consisting of 268 logs. Logs are at the unloading ground near the Wm. French place. This load was hauled down from Mt. Hurricane to the Boquet River in the village of Elizabethtown, NY, a distance of 8 miles. It took 312 feet of chain to bind the logs. The load contains 10 cords of wood and at 3,000 lbs per cord… Colby’s team drew it alone and unaided” – M.B. Davis. January 23, 1901. Elizabethtown, NY. Courtesy of the Keene Valley Library Archives.

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