In North America, most of the lumberjacks had Scandinavian ancestry. In the USA, they began their pioneering work in the north-eastern states such as Maine then following the general westward migration they cut trees in the Upper Midwest and later in the Pacific Northwest. A classic American lumberjack was considered as a hard-working and hard-drinking man whose job included not only cutting trees but transporting the felled giants.
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Lumberjacks posing for the camera in Washington, 1899.
Three lumberjacks with a large Douglas fir in Oregon, 1918.
Lumberjacks preparing to fell a giant tree with the help of mules in California, 1917.
Forest vanquished, loggers standing on cut trees in New York, 1907.
Loggers floating tree trunks down the Columbia River in Oregon, circa 1910.