Sawmill 3

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid
Creator

Lew Hanks-USDA Soil Conservation Service

Collection

SCS (Soil Conservation Service) Collection

Time Period

April 30, 1952

Description

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.

Location

Near Knik, Alaska

Type

Black & white paper print with negative, 4" x 5"

ENTRY ID

Sawmill#1nx-SCS

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