A large douglas fir log, 6 feet high and 20 feet long, shoots down the mountain on logger rails that lead to the timber mill. One lone man sits aside the log with only a long pole to use as a brake. These moments and many more like them are captured in over 30 paintings depicting the history of logging in Oregon, from logging with oxen to balloon logging.
Designed exactly like a large book, each wooden page is three feet long and two and a half feet wide. With every turn of a page, you see an oil painting with a corresponding handwritten description. Because of its size, the book requires a special turntable, which is operated only during group presentations and by special request. At all other times, Logging: History in Oregon, which contains the paintings and descriptionsby Howard B. Taylor, is available for purchase.
Now it is available in print or electronic version. Buy your very own copy, and you can enjoy the hand-painted illustrations depicting the history of logging in Oregon in the comfort of your own home.
How it all began
With years of experiences as a timber cruser and surveyor for several logging companies, Howard B. Taylor created over 30 paintings depicting the history of logging in Oregon. But his interest in logging started with his father and uncle, who had also worked in logging before him, and inspired him with descriptions of the early days of logging.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Living Rock Studios believes in conservation and responsible use of our natural resources. The logging exhibit in no way supports nor encourages bad logging practices such as clear cutting. The logging paintings are historical representations of technological advances within the logging industry.
The Living Rock Studios
911 W Bishop Way
Brownsville, OR 97327
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10:00 am – 5:00 pm
There is no set cost, but a donation of $3 per person is requested. We are unable to accept credit cards at the studios. Cash only please.
Reservations are suggested for groups of 10+. To schedule a tour, call (541) 466-5814.