Sycamore Log

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Title

Sycamore Log

Subject

Logging
Lumber

Description

Five of the men who helped bring this king-size sycamore log out of the woods of Tuscaloosa County are (left to right) J.D. King, logger and lumberman; John Smelley, sawmill operator; Trimm (W. T.) Hamner, veteran logger; John Stillwell, trucker; and B.F. Shirley. The log was felled on the property of Dr. J.E. Shirley and sold to the Stremming Veneer Company at Maplesville. Four hours and 20 minutes were consumed in felling the tree which was 65 feet tall. Then it took a whole day to skid the log 350 feet, all under the direction of Hamner, a veteran logger.

The butt of the log measured 72 inches in diameter, the other end 58 inches. The tree scaled 5,776 feet and sold at $70 a thousand, bringing $404.32. The log was to be used for veneers.
(Information on this photo from "The Alabama Lumberman," March, 1949.)

Publisher

The Alabama Lumberman, March, 1949

Date

1949

Contributor

Elizabeth Bradt (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

384

Coverage

Tuscaloosa County (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches

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