Loggers kept track of what had been cut by measuring and "scaling" logs on skidways.
The scaler determined the total volume of logs, recording the amount in his ledger. Next, a man with a marking hammer stamped the log on both ends with the owner's mark for identification at the sawmill. In the 1800s over 100 different "marks" or brands were registered on the Raquette River alone.
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