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Logging operations in Western U.S. National Forests photo collection

Identifier: C Photo Collection 417

Scope and Contents

1912-1931: The bulk of the photographs in the album consist of logging and thinning operations conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Forest Service in National Forest areas in Wyo., S.D., and Colo. Some timber milling, processing, and transport operations are also depicted as are lumber camps, support staff and operations, local towns and buildings. Many photographs are identified and dated.


  • between 1912 and 1931


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Organic Act of 1897 established the purpose and management of the national forests. This included securing favorable conditions for water flows, and furnishing a continuous supply of timber for use by the citizens of the United States. Harvesting of timber in National Forests was carried on through out most of the 20th century.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift ;William C. Humphries ;2012.


Title supplied by cataloger.


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Table of Contents

Section 1. Harney National Forest, S.D. (1924) -- Section 2. Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyo. (1924) -- Section 3. Harney Timber Survey, S.D. (1924-1925) -- Section 4. Durango; Silverton; Ouray; Telluride, Colo. (1926) -- Section 5. Canyon City; Royal Gorge, Fremont County, Colo. (n.d.) -- Section 6. Mesa Verde National Park, Montezuma County, Colo. (1925) -- Section 7. Montezuma National Forest, Colo. (1925) -- Section 8. Bailey Irrigation Project, Disappointment Valley, San Miguel County, Colo. (1926) -- Section 9. Harney National Forest (1927), Black Hills Timber Survey (1926-1927), Wyo. (1928-1929) -- Section 10. Surveys (1931).

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States