hey my name is Fredrick and i work for the lumbering company and im gonna show you what its like to work in one.
The Great Lakes lumbermen and other investors who speculated in timberland at the turn of the twentieth century operated through railroad real estate agents and federal and state land offices to amass huge holdings
this is one of the rivers that we would push logs down to go get to Stillwater and Taylors falls.
Northwest loggers confronted physical obstacles unknown to woodsmen who emigrated from the Great Lakes states.
this forest has the most kinds of tress in it such as pine,oak, and maple and many more thats why this is usually where we come to cut down trees
Steam power came to the woods in the 1880s with the invention of the steam donkey, which used steam to power a capstan that pulled logs along the ground with a wire rope
its night time now and this is the house we stay at over the night because we all have to get up early again to start cutting wood again or else we don´t get much done.
During the twentieth century, logging companies extended railroads long distances to sources of timber, speeding the transport of logs to water’s edge or to mills.
its the morning again and its time to start cutting down trees again.
its gonna be a long day but I have to do it to get money for my family.
In the 1820s, Minnesota held 31.5 million acres of forest, much of it white pine.
Its now night time again and it was a hard day at work but we got a lot done!
Thats what a day in my life would be like bye now!
The lumberjacks would then walk a mile-and-a-half in pre-dawn darkness to their trees