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  • Loggers Peeling Bark
    Image       Loggers peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and hemlock trees. Tannin was extracted from hemlock bark to be used in the leather tanning process.
    Image     Loggers peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and hemlock trees. Tannin was extracted from hemlock bark to be used in the leather tanning process.
  • Loggers Felling a Tree
    Image       Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, which led to increased efficiency.
    Image     Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, which led to increased efficiency.
  • Sleigh of Logs
    Image       A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A rutter was a devise that attached to a log sled runner and cleared the ruts in the road for the ...
    Image     A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development of rutters and water sprinklers to maintain the sled tracks enabled the woodsmen to haul heavier loads. A ...
  • Loggers, Oxen, and Logs
    Image       A team of oxen being used in a logging operation. Oxen were more commonly used is Southern Michigan and were eventually replaces with horses. Oxen were often preferred to horses, because they could be led, whereas the driver of a team of horses could not see the road over the ...
    Image     A team of oxen being used in a logging operation. Oxen were more commonly used is Southern Michigan and were eventually replaces with horses. Oxen were often preferred to horses, ...
  • Logging Camp Cook Shack
    Image       A cook shack at the sire of a logging operation. There was usually a head cook, assistants, and a "chore boy." Three meals a day were served with lunch being taken to the men in the woods.
    Image     A cook shack at the sire of a logging operation. There was usually a head cook, assistants, and a "chore boy." Three meals a day were served with lunch being ...
  • Horse Teams Hauling Logs
    Image       Teams of horses hauling logs.
    Image     Teams of horses hauling logs.
  • Banking Grounds
    Image       The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs were hauled prior to being put in the river to be sent to the sawmill.
    Image     The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs were hauled prior to being put in the river to be sent to the sawmill.
  • Sleighs of Logs
    Image       Two sled loads of logs.
    Image     Two sled loads of logs.
  • Loggers, Horses, and Log Pile
    Image       Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
    Image     Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
  • Log Load on Sleigh
    Image       In order to make it easier to pull this gigantic load of logs, a water sprinkler tank wet the roadway to create a surface of ice.
    Image     In order to make it easier to pull this gigantic load of logs, a water sprinkler tank wet the roadway to create a surface of ice.
  • Log Sleigh on Ice Road
    Image       Log Sleigh on Ice Road
    Image     Log Sleigh on Ice Road
  • Bunkhouse Interior
    Image       Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and a box heat stove.
    Image     Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and a box heat stove.
  • Ladies at Logging Camp
    Image       People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
    Image     People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
  • Skidding Logs
    Image       Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
    Image     Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
  • Men Amongst Log Piles
    Image       Men posing on log piles.
    Image     Men posing on log piles.
  • Horse Team Pulling Log Load
    Image       Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
    Image     Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
  • The Story of the South Branch
    TextPublication       "The Story of the South Branch" is about fishing along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena and Montmorency Counties of Michigan, as well as Turtle Lake and includes references to the Turtle Lake Club in Montmorency County.
    TextPublication     "The Story of the South Branch" is about fishing along the Thunder Bay River in Alpena and Montmorency Counties of Michigan, as well as Turtle Lake and includes references to ...
  • Haltiner Family at Logging Camp
    Image       The Haltiner Family at a logging camp in Northern Michigan.
    Image     The Haltiner Family at a logging camp in Northern Michigan.
  • Hunters posing around Deer Pole
    Image       Haltiner family members part of deer hunting season and deer pole.
    Image     Haltiner family members part of deer hunting season and deer pole.
  • Log Sleigh
    Image       Logs on a sled being pulled by horses. Sprinkling water on the road and allowing it to freeze made the sled easier to pull.
    Image     Logs on a sled being pulled by horses. Sprinkling water on the road and allowing it to freeze made the sled easier to pull.
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