The big stick of timber which forms the center of the exhibit as well as the center of attraction was waving its branches in the forests of the Pacific coast April 2, and was cut to form a part of the exhibit. It is a huge log of Oregon fir sixty-two feet long and thirty inches square. It was squared to four feet originally, but could not be handled and was reduced to its present size. This splinter weights seven tons, and it took two flat cars to haul it to Omaha.
Omaha Daily Bee, July 6 & 7, 1898, pg. 1
TMI number 00567
Photograph by F. A. Rinehart, 1898
Photograph size 8.6 inches by 6.6 inches