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 he was twenty.

Photo taken circa 2002. Long Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of Louisa Austin Wright.

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