National Geographic : 1956 Sep
© National Geographic Society 314 West Coast Men Battle Wood and Water at the Annual Loggers' Jubilee For two days each summer the sawmill town of Morton, Washington, takes on the air of an old-time logging camp. U . S . and Canadian lumberjacks compete with saws, axes, and modern machine tools. Above: A contestant's crosscut saw whines through wood as a judge keeps time. One champion, performing on a TV show, cut a 30-inch log in a minute and 17 seconds. Below: Birling, the art of spinning a floating log, calls for fast footwork. Losers end up in the pond.