High-Lead Logging on the Olympic Peninsula 1920s-1930s

Developed by
Tim Wright

Olympic Peninsula Community Museum
in partnership with the University Libraries,
Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest,
and the Department of History at the University of Washington



Table of Contents

I. High-Lead Logging

II. Instructions on Becoming a Logger

III. Loggers' Whistle Signal Codes

IV. Glossary of Logging Terms

V. Classroom Exercises

This curriculum packet focuses on the rise of mechanized logging on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The packet consists of an overview of the logging process, contemporary instructions on becoming a logger, a whistle signal code, a glossary of commonly used logging terms, and a list of suggested classroom exercises. This focused packet can be used in conjunction with the broader packet on Washington's forests or a way to examine the relationship between technology, labor, and the environment.

Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest