This Rare Footage In The 1950s Shows Oregon Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Oregon has an endlessly fascinating history, and it’s even more incredible to see it captured in video.

This historic footage from the 1950s shows loggers at work in Oregon — and you will hardly believe your eyes. Most people don’t realize just how dangerous Oregon’s timber industry was in the early 20th-century. In this jaw-dropping video, you’ll see timber-toppers perform perilous, adrenaline-inducing tasks like swaying on the top of an enormous tree trunk, riding boards down 3-mile-long shoots, and more. See for yourself:

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Thanks to CriticalPast for sharing this incredible footage, check out more interesting videos on their youtube channel.

What did you think about this video? If you’re interested in Oregon’s history, you may also want to check out this list of 11 Historic Hidden Gems In Oregon.