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Tie Hacking on the Uinta’s North Slope: A Photo Gallery

The following photos—both historic and contemporary—give color to the men and tie industry on the North Slope of the Uintas. The historic photos are from an unpublished report on file at the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Supervisor’s Office in Salt Lake City: F. S. Baker and A. G. Hauge, “Report on Tie Operation, Standard Timber Company, Uinta National Forest, 1912–1913.” The modern photos were taken by the Utah Division of State History.

Historic Photos (1913)

MillCreek 1913 aspen frame to prevent ties running into ditch

MillCreek 1913 aspen frame to prevent ties running into ditch

 

MillCreek 1913 banking ties

MillCreek 1913 banking ties

 

MillCreek 1913 Bear River in distance possible flume site

MillCreek 1913 Bear River in distance possible flume site

 

MillCreek 1913 felling

MillCreek 1913 felling

 

MillCreek 1913 haulers and tie hacks camp section 3

MillCreek 1913 haulers and tie hacks camp section 3

 

MillCreek 1913 hauling supplies to Section 19

MillCreek 1913 hauling supplies to Section 19

 

MillCreek 1913 hauling ties

MillCreek 1913 hauling ties

 

MillCreek 1913 hewing 1

MillCreek 1913 hewing 1

 

MillCreek 1913 hewing 2

MillCreek 1913 hewing 2

 

MillCreek 1913 loading ties

MillCreek 1913 loading ties

 

MillCreek 1913 off the road

MillCreek 1913 off the road

 

MillCreek 1913 parking ties

MillCreek 1913 parking ties

 

MillCreek 1913 peeling

MillCreek 1913 peeling

 

MillCreek 1913 strip road after cutting tie timber

MillCreek 1913 strip road after cutting tie timber

 

MillCreek 1913 tie hacking equipment

MillCreek 1913 tie hacking equipment

 

MillCreek 1913 ties parked along strip road

MillCreek 1913 ties parked along strip road

 

MillCreek 1913 ties ready to be parked

MillCreek 1913 ties ready to be parked

 

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 1

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 1

 

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 2

MillCreek 1913 timber and brush after cutting tie timber 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Photos (2015)

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