Monday, September 17, 2007

Mill Town

I'm a little late in posting today. Sorry 'bout that. It's been a busy Monday.

This photo is of the wheels of a reproduction of a type of two-wheeled timber cart that was used in and around Flagstaff in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The cart looks something like THIS and hauled logs this way. Flagstaff is a timber producing town from way back and is one of the reasons the town exists in the first place. It is surrounded by a thick forest of ponderosa pine that was cut, transported to town (via the above pictured cart), milled in town and shipped West (or East) on the railway. Today the forests are protected National Forests and are used for recreation rather than timber cutting.

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