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Lumbering in Alpena 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Two lumberjacks are felling a large tree using what is known as a crosscut saw. A man, who could be a supervisor, is overseeing the felling of the tree. In the background there is a lumberjack using an axe on a tree as if he is starting to chop the tree down.
Cookhouse in Alpena Lumbering Camp 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Here is a Cookhouse at a lumber camp in Alpena, Michigan. The people would be the Cook and the helpers (which are called bullcooks, flunkeys or cookees) that handled the food.
Lumbering in Alpena 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  A group of lumberjacks, holding cant hooks, are either pulling logs from the river or putting them into the river for transporting them. (Possibly Thunder Bay River in Alpena County.)
Churchill Lumber Company 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  In the background is Churchill Lumber Company saw mill. There are two wood burners burning the waste. (also known as a teepee burner or a wigwam burner). Logs are floating in the river, waiting to be sorted in the sorting gaps. There is a wooden vessel docked to the right of the photograph. In...
Logging in Alpena, Michigan 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  A group of lumberjacks are removing the bark from a tree at a lumber camp in Alpena County.
Prentiss Lumber Co 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  There are stacks of lumber at Prentiss Lumber Company. Boards are stacked getting ready for shipping. There is a wood waste burner (also known as a teepee burner or a wigwam burner).
Horse Team Waiting To Haul Logs 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Two white horses are hitched up to a skid loaded with seven large logs. There is a lumberjack sitting on top of the pile of logs. Another lumberjack is in the background, on the right side, holding a cant hook.
Working oxen and lumberjacks 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Two oxen have pulled a log to add to the pile of logs. (Oxen are generally cattle that have been trained to work by yoke and collar. Most oxen are castrated males. The horns keep the yoke from coming off their heads while they are backing up.) Lumberjacks are posing while holding their axes.
Three vessels moored in Alpena 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Three vessels are moored in Thunder Bay River in Alpena, "City of Cleaveland", "City of Mackinac", and what I believe is the "Flora". In the background is a wood burner (also known as a Wigwam or Teepee Burner).
Logs Heading For The River 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  After cutting the timber in Alpena, Michigan, the logs are then put into piles. Three horse teams are ready to pull the large logs. They are taking the logs to the river.
Log Piles in Alpena 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Lumberjacks work together to move the logs from the skids and are putting them onto the large piles.
Logging in Alpena 
Images  ca 1875 to 1926  Two teams of horses are ready to pull two skids full of logs. The logs are piled high. On top of the left skid are two children along for the ride. Also on top of each skid is a lumberman. Three lumbermen are standing next to the left skid.
Cattle Brands 
TextsImages  March 23, 1917  Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1917.
Cattle Brands 
TextsImages  May 21, 1928  Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1928. Used Log Mark form as the form for the Cattle Brand.
Badore Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1884 - 1886 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1884 - 1886, pp. 1-18  Badore Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1884 - 1886
Badore Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1886 - 1887 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1886-1887, pp. 1-12  Badore Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1886 - 1887
Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894-1896 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1894 - 1896, pp. 1-24  Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894-1896
Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1896-1897 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1896-1897, pp. 1-19  Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1896-1897
Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1897-1898 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1897-1898, pp. 1-8  Brush Creek Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1897-1898
Wright Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1888-1889 
TextsGenealogical Resources  1888-1889, pp. 1-14  Wright Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1888-1889
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