• Creator
  • Waite, Alvin H. (Alvin Henry), 1862-1929
  • Created Date
  • 1893
  • Description
  • Notes in inventory: Wilkeson, Wash. Stationary engine with cable for hauling and loading logs.Wilkeson is a town on Wilkeson Creek three miles southwest of Buckley in north central Pierce County. It was once an important producer of coal and sandstone quarry rock. On May 8, 1877, it was named for Samuel Wilkeson, secretary of the board of Northern Pacific Railway Company, by a resolution of the board. A donkey engine is a steam, gasoline, or d... more
    Notes in inventory: Wilkeson, Wash. Stationary engine with cable for hauling and loading logs.Wilkeson is a town on Wilkeson Creek three miles southwest of Buckley in north central Pierce County. It was once an important producer of coal and sandstone quarry rock. On May 8, 1877, it was named for Samuel Wilkeson, secretary of the board of Northern Pacific Railway Company, by a resolution of the board. A donkey engine is a steam, gasoline, or diesel engine with drums and cables that yards, or pulls, the logs from the woods. Donkey engines began to be used in the woods in the late 1880s and came into general use in the next ten years. The logger who operated the donkey was called a donkey puncher. A logging technique called "high-lead" logging developed, requiring a steam-engine donkey, steel cables, and a single, tall, standing "spar" tree. While loggers set great store by the work done by the donkeys, the engines were a major cause of injury and death among loggers because of... less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 150 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2003