“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Garberville in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Drag Saw

Drag Saw Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2022
1. Drag Saw Marker
Inscription.  The drag saw was the predecessor of today's modern chain saw. It was used at the turn of the century to "buck" fallen trees into lengths the mills could handle. Some of these saws, however, were used to fell the trees. The power for this saw is an old-time gas engine. Earlier models used horse and water power. The saw blades varied from a few feet to as much as twenty feet. Imagine carrying this saw to work each day.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 40° 0.595′ N, 123° 47.41′ W. Marker is in Garberville, California, in Humboldt County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 101. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 705 US Highway 101, Garberville CA 95542, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Famous One-Log House (a few steps from this marker); Richardson Grove Historic Lodge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Paving the Way (approx. 1.1 miles away); Plane Crash Site Memorial Marker (approx. 6.4 miles away); Confusion Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mignon "Minnie" Stoddard Lilley (approx. 6.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is on the grounds of the "One-Log House", for
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which there is ample signage. Although obscured a bit from the road by the shrubbery, it's found in front of the main building, by the exit for the dispensary.
Also see . . .  Dragsaw (Wikipedia).
"A dragsaw or Drag saw is a large reciprocating saw using a long steel crosscut saw to buck logs to length. Prior to the popularization of the chainsaw during World War II, the dragsaw was a popular means of taking the hard work out of cutting wood. They would only work for a log on the ground. Dragsaws are known as the first mechanical saws to be used in the timber industry operation. These tools were most useful in the logging business, because they were efficient and very resilient.... "
(Submitted on January 22, 2022.) 
Drag Saw Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, January 20, 2022
2. Drag Saw Marker - wide view
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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