Around 1890, loggers chopped down a coast redwood near Eureka, Calif., creating one of the world's largest stumps: 32.5 feet wide at chest height, probably 2,000 years old, a base for a tree that may have topped 400 feet.
Phantom Loggers of Sumner Falls - Hartland, VT In the late 1800s to early 1900s, loggers along the northern head waters of the Connecticut River would cut timber in the winter time and drag them to the tributaries to await the spring thaw. Once the river was clear of ice, the river log drivers would "drive" the logs down the Connecticut River all the way to the saw mills in Massachusetts which was the longest log drive in New England.
Ice Cutter – Before modern refrigeration techniques became widespread, ice cutters would saw up the ice on frozen lakes for people to use in their cellars and refrigerators. It was a dangerous job often done in extreme conditions.