Finkbine was known for being innovative in the use of technology to improve production. Skidders were huge winches with long cables. These cables were attached to logs, and the winches dragged them to the railhead. Innovations like these cut logging costs and allowed for year-round operations.
Photo: Personal archives of Brax H. Batson
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