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Larry McPhail, Axe Collector

Jeannie Yandel

During the 1920s, one logger a day died doing his job in West Coast forests. The men had no safety equipment, and the work itself was physically grueling. But the job paid better than almost any other line of work at that time, and there were other positives as well. Larry McPhail knows a lot about the perils of logging in the early 20th century, and he knows about the benefits. He learned about it from his grandfather. KUOW's Jeannie Yandel visited Larry on his farm near the U.S.–Canada border to find out why he still practices old logging techniques.

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