Jess Smith at back, last one on the right side. Loggers ate plenty and well, and the camps that served the best food got the best men. Chopping a tree at a moderate rate of 35 strokes a minute would burn 10 calories a minute compared to drilling coal at 6.1 calories, or general housework at about 2.5, or sitting at a desk typing at 1.4. And this did not include the calories needed to just keep warm in wet, cold conditions. Anecdotal evidence suggests that at times some loggers consumed as much as 9,000 calories a day although the norm was less. Regardless, loggers needed a lot of provender to fuel their ten hour workday and demanded and received the best food then available. For a full discussion of food in the logging camps, see “Old Boy, Did You Get Enough Pie? A Social History of Food in Logging Camps,” by Joseph R. Conlin in the ‘Journal of Forest History’ vol. 23, no. 4, Oct. 1979. Axtell Photo, 110 West Main, Seattle, N300. 4/04

Wesley J. Smith; 9/76; r-CN6,10,15 and

*Darrell (Buzz) Smith; 4/01; r-8.5x6.25 m: D

B: Harold Day from Sarah Leyde; 1/06; 8.5x6.25; O; L