Re: About match-making (so to speak)

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>

David and Tim,

The destruction of the inland redwoods was particularly brutal. Unlike the more sturdy coastal redwoods, the inland trees had very brittle wood. When the tree was felled, often a lot was so damaged it couldn't be worked into dimensional lumber. I suppose toothpicks were one way to salvage what they could from these noble trees. Much wood was just left behind on the forest floor. Since a great deal of the inland redwood forests were virtually stolen from the U.S. Government through false homesteading claims filed by "straw men" and cost the lumber companies almost nothing, the loggers just moved on to the next tree.

Yes, some of this timber was moved to mills on freight cars (mandatory content).

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 10:56 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

It's too horrible to contemplate how much fabulous old growth timber was wantonly destroyed. Ugh.

Think of all the old retired freight cars that were simply BURNED in the open to recover the steel.
Millions of freight cars! Compare to the recovery of salt-infused timber from the SP's Salt Lake trestle
that was sold for its beauty in the 1980's or 1990's.

When did paper matchbooks first appear by the way?

Tim O'

On 7/9/2020 1:40 PM, David Soderblom wrote:
About matches:  When Giant Sequoias were being logged ca. 1900 their enormous trunks were used for matches.

David Soderblom

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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