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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.
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Fletcher Collection