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  • Logging in Alpena
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Log Piles in Alpena
    Image       Lumberjacks work together to move the logs from the skids and are putting them onto the large piles.
    Image     Lumberjacks work together to move the logs from the skids and are putting them onto the large piles.
  • Working oxen and lumberjacks
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Cookhouse in Alpena Lumbering Camp
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
  • Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
    TextGenealogical Resource       Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
    TextGenealogical Resource     Summer Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1898
  • Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894
    TextGenealogical Resource       Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894
    TextGenealogical Resource     Stovel Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1893, & Brush Creek Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1894
  • South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1886-1887
    TextGenealogical Resource       South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1886-1887
    TextGenealogical Resource     South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1886-1887
  • South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1885
    TextGenealogical Resource       South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1885
    TextGenealogical Resource     South Branch Drive Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1885
  • Upper South Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1892-1893
    TextGenealogical Resource       Upper South Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1892-1893
    TextGenealogical Resource     Upper South Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1892-1893
  • Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
    TextGenealogical Resource       Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
    TextGenealogical Resource     Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1891-1892
  • Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1884-1885
    TextGenealogical Resource       Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1884-1885
    TextGenealogical Resource     Townsend Lumber Camp Account Ledger, 1884-1885
  • Cattle Brands
    TextImage       Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1928.
    TextImage     Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1928.
  • Cattle Brands
    TextImage       Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1917.
    TextImage     Registration for cattle brand adopted by John Jackson, 1917.
  • Lumbering in Alpena
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Lumbering in Alpena
    Image       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.)
    Image     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
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • Prentiss Lumber Co
    Image       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).
    Image     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 ...
  • Logging in Alpena, Michigan
    Image       A group of lumberjacks are removing the bark from a tree at a lumber camp in Alpena County.
    Image     A group of lumberjacks are removing the bark from a tree at a lumber camp in Alpena County.
  • Three vessels moored in Alpena
    Image       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).
    Image     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 ...
  • Logs Heading For The River
    Image       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.
    Image     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 ...
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