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1870

Crosscut saws replaced the ax as the preferred tool for felling trees

Other events that happened on or around 1870

1938

Upton Sears made a special crosscut saw to cut the famous Mingo Oak

Other events that happened on or around 1938

1960

Arden Cogar Sr. started the Webster County Wood Chopping Festival

Other events that happened on or around 1960

1972

Arden Cogar Sr. cut a 10x10 vertical white pine in 14.45 seconds

Other events that happened on or around 1972

1975

Arden Cogar St cut an 8x8 inch horizontal yellow poplar in 7.05 seconds

Other events that happened on or around 1975

1990

Melvin Lentz cut through a 20-inch ponderosa pine in 19.76 seconds with a one-person crosscut saw

Other events that happened on or around 1990

1993

Melvin Lentz cut through a 34-inch ponderosa pine log in 4.85 seconds using a modified chain saw

Other events that happened on or around 1993

1995

Melvin Lentz chopped a 13-inch horizontal yellow poplar in 18.85 seconds and a 12-inch yellow poplar vertical block in 15.97 seconds

Other events that happened on or around 1995

1996

Arden Cogar Jr. cut a 13-inch vertical white pine log in 15.01 seconds

Other events that happened on or around 1996

1999

Melvin Lentz and Paul Cogar cut an 8x8 yellow poplar log through two times in 5.08 seconds using a crosscut saw

Other events that happened on or around 1999


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