Lew Hanks-USDA Soil Conservation Service
SCS (Soil Conservation Service) Collection
April 30, 1952
Image shows a man, identified as Bob Welch, standing next to a portable sawmill in a birch forest setting. The mill carriage and circular saw blade are obvious. A stack of lumber is evident in foreground and logs to be sawn are visible. Two fuel barrels are evident, one with a pump attached. Background is composed of a forest stand. largely composed of slender birch trees. Information associated with the photo indicates this was the only operation in Alaska specializing in producing birch lumber at the time.
Near Knik, Alaska
Black & white paper print with negative, 4" x 5"