Michigan Lumbering Days and Camp Life

  “Michigan’s Lumbering Days and Camp Life” Two hundred years ago, the early pioneers of the Michigan territory wrote about the majestic forests, the tall white pines, and the great oaks. Our lecture series on the history of lumbering in Michigan covers the first settlements and earliest forms of lumber harvesting. We use an historic outline to progress from hand hewn logs to finished lumber…from water powered mills to the 1883 steam engines which powered most of the sawmills throughout lowe...
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