Wednesday, June 03, 2020

KETCHIKAN --The Timber Years

This a great video. What a life to live, not just for the adults but for the kids too.
Sent in by Elmo.


  1. That’s one of the coolest history reels I ever seen tnx!

  2. Kind of made me look up "Sometimes a Great Notion"

  3. Though I live in interior Alaska, I've sent a fair amount of time down in that neighborhood. Great country.

  4. Awesome! Duly bookmarked for later viewing.
    Filmed back in the day when men were men and chainsaws were boat anchors (McCulloch's).

  5. There's a reason I moved to Alaska.

  6. Reminds me of my time in Oregon during the early 60's. Lots of people who farmed and logged, lots of logging trucks. The youngsters who went into logging had a dad or uncle already sawing, but they would start out "settin' chokers."

  7. I quit school at sixteen in 65 and went to work in the woods. I was in the heart of the Adirondacks. I had a Homelite heavy as shit and a thumb button to oil the chain. I saw a post about McCulloch's good for boat anchors. They would fire right up first thing in the morn and cut like hell but don't shut them off. Of course you had to or they ran out of gas. They were a bitch to get started again.

    1. My first pro saw was a Homelight 925 XL. It was a boat anchor too, but it didn't seem like it was when I was 22.
      It got ripped off by a local cull so I replaced it with a Dolmar 143. It seemed light as a feather compared to that old Homelight. That Dolmar was a mighty fine saw.

  8. Love these type of tales.


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