Looking back: Barlow Farm – Loggers

Published in the Issaquah Press on February 16, 2000

Barlow Kerola loggers

Loggers felling a Western Red Cedar,circa 1900. [IHM photo 95.16.1]

In this early 1900’s photograph, John Barlow and Alfred Kerola are standing on spring boards, as they start the undercut in preparation for felling this large Western red cedar tree with a crosscut felling saw and axes. The location of the tree is unknown, but it is possible it was on the Barlow farm grounds.