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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Grandfather's team

Grandfather's team

After he moved to Oregon in the early 1890s, my grandfather bred and trained teams of Belgians and other draft horses for the logging industry. This was one of his six-horse teams, hauling logs on a skid road near Clatskanie, Oregon, circa 1905. That's him seated at the rear, controlling the reins of the lead team from the saddle. View full size.

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