Logging with oxen on Town Forest land, Troy, ca. 1940

Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner

Logging with oxen on Town Forest land, Troy,  ca. 1940

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Local men were hired to selectively cut town acquired land in the post depression 1940's. Here they used two oxen to haul four-foot logs on wheel wagon from the Troy town forest woodlot.

Oxen did most of the heavy work on farms and forests until the mid 1800's. Eventually horses replaced most oxen in the late 1800's as horses were better adapted for farm equipment use and hauling produce to market.

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About This Item

  • Title: Logging with oxen on Town Forest land, Troy, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Piper, Seavey A
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Town: Troy
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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