Hello, my name is Fredrick Weyerhaeuser. I am the father of the lumber industry. I started chopping trees in southern Minnesota and moved on to the pacific northwest. This is one of my original mill sites after getting a fresh coat of paint.
At the turn of the century mills were a cheap way to harnass the river's power.
Workers are tasked with cutting, felling trees, hauling logs, and running logs down the river. Often a worker could drown or get crushed by a tree.
My workers, behind me, are hard at work chopping down trees. They need to work fast and be arare of their surroundings.
The lumber industry sends logs down the river to the mills in Minneapolis. The cut lumber then goes to people all over to build houses.
Log rafts on the Mississippi river annually went over 89 million feet.
By 1900 lumbermills produced 2.3 billion feet of lumber
My mill cuts logs and sends them into town to use for houses for immigransts, laborers and workers
In a single week in 1875, 141 rail cars of lumber were shipped across Minnesota.
My company uses trains to transport cut lumber to ALL Minnesota
Hello, I am a lumber mill worker. My job is to make sure the wood cuts correctly and keep the mill running smoothly.
All aboard. One large shipment of lumber to Minneapolis. No delay