This long saw was donated to the Rockford Area Museum (RAM) by Forrest Simmons. Rockford was, at one time, a gateway to incredibly large virgin forests of white and red pine, north of here, accessed by the Rogue River and its tributaries. The saw was handled by two men, one on each end. This type of saw was typically used once a tree was already down, in order to cut the log into workable sections.
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