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  • Loggers Peeling Bark
        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 peeling bark from trees. This was usually done with cedar and ...
  • Loggers Felling a Tree
        Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, which led to increased efficiency.
      Felling a tree using a cross-cut saw. The saw replaced the axe, ...
  • Sleigh of Logs
        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 ...
      A load of logs being taken to the banking grounds. The development ...
  • Loggers, Oxen, and Logs
        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 ...
      A team of oxen being used in a logging operation. Oxen were ...
  • Logging Camp Cook Shack
        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.
      A cook shack at the sire of a logging operation. There was ...
  • Horse Teams Hauling Logs
        Teams of horses hauling logs.
      Teams of horses hauling logs.
  • Banking Grounds
        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.
      The banking grounds (on the banks of the river) were where logs ...
  • Sleighs of Logs
        Two sled loads of logs.
      Two sled loads of logs.
  • Loggers, Horses, and Log Pile
        Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
      Logging operation with loggers, horses, and log piles.
  • Log Load on Sleigh
        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.
      In order to make it easier to pull this gigantic load of ...
  • Log Sleigh on Ice Road
        Log Sleigh on Ice Road
      Log Sleigh on Ice Road
  • Bunkhouse Interior
        Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and a box heat stove.
      Interior view of Churchill logging camp bunkhouse showing "breech loading" bunks and ...
  • Ladies at Logging Camp
        People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
      People standing outside lumber camp buildings during winter.
  • Skidding Logs
        Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
      Skidding logs using a steam driven donkey engine.
  • Men Amongst Log Piles
        Men posing on log piles.
      Men posing on log piles.
  • Horse Team Pulling Log Load
        Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
      Load of logs being pulled out of forest by horse team.
  • The Story of the South Branch
        "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.
      "The Story of the South Branch" is about fishing along the Thunder ...
  • Haltiner Family at Logging Camp
        The Haltiner Family at a logging camp in Northern Michigan.
      The Haltiner Family at a logging camp in Northern Michigan.
  • Hunters posing around Deer Pole
        Haltiner family members part of deer hunting season and deer pole.
      Haltiner family members part of deer hunting season and deer pole.
  • Log Sleigh
        Logs on a sled being pulled by horses. Sprinkling water on the road and allowing it to freeze made the sled easier to pull.
      Logs on a sled being pulled by horses. Sprinkling water on the ...
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