Gualala Redwoods Inc

Logging

 

Teams of oxen pulled the first logs out of the forest in the 1800s.
Steam locomotives soon replaced oxen and bigger mills were built

The property has been a successful working forest since the 1860s. It has a rich history of logging and sawmilling. Redwood lumber from the GRI lands helped build San Francisco, and then helped rebuild it again after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The modern era of logging began after World War II when tractors, log trucks, and cable yarders took over from oxen and steam locomotives.

A cable yarder pulls logs up to the road from a steep hillside.
A log truck heads for the mill.

 

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