Felling Forest Giants (ca. 1920s)
Early documentation of the American forest industry.
This 20s silent film shows logging and lumber cutting practices in the Pacific Northwest, including the felling of giant redwoods. This is quite interesting from a historical perspective, since the film has a raw, rough quality that convinces you that youâre seeing the real deal. Interest is added by showing some of the more esoteric parts of the lumberjack's job, such as shoeing the oxen, though their general treatment of the beasts might upset animal lovers. All in all, this is a mildly interesting portrait of logging practices during the 20s.
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Creative Commons license: Public Domain
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Adventures of Junior Raindrop (1948)
This bizzare film, tells the story of "Jr" a raindrop who on the way to see his mother (earth) decides to form a gang he runs amok with some other runaway raindrops and create a flash flood and eventually cause catastrophe in various places. Here's the real kicker THE MESAGE OF THIS IS TO NOT CUT DOWN TREES.
That's right we're not supposed to cut down tree's because a gang of raindrops with guns might fall their and create a flash flood. their are several moral lessons that could of been taught with this film but saving the trees not one of them. It is good for hilarity though.