MILLER WRITES OF CAROLINA


| May/June 1960

  • Solomon Younce
    A gala day and all present. Solomon Younce on the left in back row is the owner. Grandson Greer astride the lead ox. See Mr. Miller's article.
  • Frick engine
    This picture was taken in the northwest corner of North Carolina where one in 30 minutes could drive through three states. Grandfather Younce on the left was not doing that - just moving to a new mill site. The engine looks like it could be an early Frick

  • Solomon Younce
  • Frick engine

In your November-December issue you had a picture of old time logging using a 2-wheel cart or dolly where one end of the log is loaded on the cart while the other end of the log drags on the ground. The driver rides on one of the wheel horses. This was called-a jerk-line where several teams were used. This system was used frequently when I was a boy.

Am enclosing two prints showing an earlier system of dragging log and saw-milling in North Carolina. These pictures were furnished me recently by a friend and neighbor, Theo. Greer. They were taken in 1900near Zionville, N.C., where he was born.

The mill and ox teams belonged to Solomon Younce, his grandfather, whose forebear came from Holland in the late 1700's. Mr. Greer as a boy of 5 years, is shown astride the lead ox in the picture at the mill. The logs were dragged without benefit of wheels.

C. R. MILLER Route1, Yacolt, Washington



'THE BRAVE GIRL'

Just a word about the picture in the January-February 1960 issue of the ALBUM, page 17. As you say, the 'brave girl' who did this stunt is my daughter, Joyce Calame. I am at the throttle and the owner of the engine, James Whitbey, is at the wheel.

ROY A. CALAME, R.D. 2, Orrville, Ohio