National Geographic : 1950 Jul
© NationalaGe graphic Society T "Pine Creek's So Low that the Minnows Have Sunburned Backs" Rex Sherman (right), caretaker of Leonard Harrison State Park, refers to a stream flowing through "Penn sylvania's Grand Canyon." In his youth the deep gorge was flooded with water and choked with cut timber. Last year the stream was too shallow for canoes. 105 Kodalchroms by 'WalterM. \Edwards + West Branch's Bustling Lumber Days Are Shown in an Old Painting Robert C. Riddell recalls the 19th-century boom ex tending from his farm to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, seven miles downstream. Logs swirling down the Branch were caught by the boom, tied into rafts, and ridden down the Susquehanna to world markets.