Lumber camp revisited

Lumber camp revisited
  • This photo, looking east, was taken in June of 2002 and is of the remnants of a logging railroad trestle that crosses a bay on the southern shore of Elephant Lake. I remember being fascinated by it whenever we drove by as we neared the logging camp. It has lost the few horizontal members it had, but it still looks much like it did in 1940, about the earliest time that I can remember it. I don't know when it was built but it must have been in the very early 1900's.
  • This is the "lost" road that crosses the creek just before the road leading south to the camp. In the old days this was a side road that just angled off the main road. It had been made into a right angle approach so I didn't recognize it.
  • This is the road leading to the camp which was located at the top of the hill ahead. Approaching the camp at about this location, the GPS announced "Nearing Destination".
  • Here is another used tire.
  • Here is another garbage pile.
  • Here scattered about are the remnants of a radio battery. Radios in those days used a lot of power so they required huge batteries made up of banks of dry cells. The cylindrical items seen here are the remnants of the dry cells, about the size of "D" cell flashlight batteries.
  • This is a picture of one of the several piles of junk. There were hundreds of old rusty canned milk and coffee cans. Lots and lots of whiskey and beer bottles.
  • Here is a pretty well rotted section of a tire.
  • Here is a barrel stove and more assorted junk.
  • The story of relocating the old camp is a long one told elsewhere on this site, but when we finally got to the old camp we found a lot of relics and artifacts. This picture is of a sauna stove surrounded by a lot of junk and an old fender. (Maybe from the old '34 Chevrolet truck they used to use for hauling lumber to Orr.) Mostly obscured behind the stove is the stovepipe flashing.
  • The sauna stove and fender from a different angle.
  • This is the railroad trestle looking to the west on the way from the logging camp and is the last picture of the lumber camp revisited.  Click  here  to go back to the home page.