Posted: Jun 25, 2012 9:17 AM by Robin O'Day - KPAX News
Updated: Jun 25, 2012 9:18 AM
DARBY- Darby Logger Days may just be less than a month away, but the spirit of logging is a tradition that runs deep in the Bitterroot Valley.
"They were hard working, incredibly hard working. It took skills to be a logger and so we want people to see the skills it took to be able to do that," Darby Loggers Days board member Barbara Liss said.
She added that Darby Logger Days unofficially got started back in the 30's when loggers were building the West Fork Dam and would have informal competitions in downtown Darby for fun.
But then in the 1960's, it became known as a Bitterroot Valley competition where one could show off their logging skills.
Darby Loggers Days became a yearly tradition a dozen years ago to honor logging skills of the past and the present.
Liss hopes the annual event will celebrate the logger's legacy and this year's event is set for July 20th and July 21st.
Click here to learn more about this year's event.