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      winter log drives canadaIn a location with snowy winters, the logging process began in the fall when a team of men hauled tools upstream into the timbered area, chopped out a clearing, and constructed crude buildings for a logging camp. In the winter when things froze down, a larger crew moved into the camp and proceeded to fell trees, cutting the trunks into 16-foot lengths, and hauling the logs with oxen or horses over iced trails to the riverbank. There the logs were decked onto “rollways.” In the spring when snow thawed and water levels rose, the logs were rolled into the river, and the log drive commenced. #tbt #logdrives

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