Logging History

Euro-Americans swept westward in the 1800s and needed materials for their homes and lives. Commercial logging followed the expansion of America to keep up with the demand of progress. Timber harvesting quickly became the top manufacturing industry in the West and redwoods were a huge part of early logging efforts.

Watch this 10 minute video on the history of logging in the redwoods.

Read more about recent history of the redwood forests HERE.

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