A sawyer sharpens his crosscut saw—the tool of choice for a sawyer in that era. This was prior to the introduction of gasoline powered chainsaws following WWII. These tools usually required the coordinated efforts of two individuals working as a team to fell trees in East Texas.
Featured Article: Evolution of early on-the-ground-fire equipment
As land use, population and weather cycles have changed over time—so has the way TFS has protect Texans from wildfire. The evolution of steel-on-the-ground firefighting equipment spans the century and continues today.