Spring Board - Cutting the Rain Forest 1918
Bill's Fecht's Army Buddies 1918
Cutting the great spruce and hemlock trees in the Washington rain forest was very dangerous work. Tree trunks were penetrated about 10 feet above the ground. Timber jacks stood on narrow platforms. Timing was a matter of life and death. My dad, William Fecht believed that the small face at the bottom right corner was his.
Giant logs were hauled down "skids", pulled by mules or steam donkeys.
"The work was really hard, but the food was better than my homestead's," said Bill Fecht.