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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

“Logging on the River”

 
 
"Logging on the River" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. "Logging on the River" Marker
Inscription. One of Vicksburg and Warren County's greatest natural resources is its hardwood forests. For years, the harvesting of timber was hard work that was achieved by hard men and animals working in unison. After trees were cut, oxen and mules were used to "snake," or pull the logs out to a cleared "deck." Oxen were preferred for the heavy work and mules for the lighter work because the mules were considered to be quicker and faster while the oxen were more plodding, stronger and methodical. Logs were then "cross hauled" onto log wagons and the animals pulled the wagons to a landing on the river, a short distance away. A crane at the river's edge placed the logs on a barge which was then floated to the mill. This cross hauling technique of loading logs was employed, in one way or another, from the inception of logging until the advent of the Knuckle Boom Loader in the 1960's.

Sponsored by Anderson-Tully Company
 
Erected 2005 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.113′ N, 90° 53.01′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Levee Street south of Grove Street. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located
"Logging on the River" Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. "Logging on the River" Mural
on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brothers of the Sacred Heart (here, next to this marker); "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" (here, next to this marker); The Steamer Sprague (a few steps from this marker); The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (a few steps from this marker); "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado" (a few steps from this marker); Carr School (a few steps from this marker); "Gold in the Hills" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nation's Most Destructive Flood (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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