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Photos from Michigan's History

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Axe cutting and Rollways

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Big Wheels

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Blacksmiths and buildings

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Buildings and lumber camps.

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Buildings and camps

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Business, money, stores.

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Modern images and pictures of lumberjack camps.

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Gates, Dams, and Horse sleds with lumber

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Horse sleds and lumber

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Horse sleds and lumber

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Bunk houses, Early hydrolic equipment, and the interior of some sawmills.

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Using the railroad to transport logs.

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circa 1890
Loggers from the Thomas Foster Camp, Tuscola County, MI.

circa 1930
Loggers felling a tree.

circa 1910

Photograph of logging rollways.

circa 1890

Banking ground. Tittabawasse River.

circa 1890

Log slide on the Manistee River.

circa 1890

Photograph of rollway

circa 1890

"Ready for rafting on the great lakes."

circa 1900

River hogs moving logs on river.

The pictures above show images of Michigans lumbering industry in the 1890's through the 1920's. Millions of trees were cut and shipped to markets through out the world. The images above show the trees being cut by axe and the logs being put into the river at "rollways." The rivers were used to float the logs to the lumber millls and/or ships.

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Log Marks and log piles.

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Log salvage, log slides, and maps

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Mess Halls

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Mess Halls

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Oxen teams and river scenes.

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Camp pictures.

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and general pictures.

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Ice sprinklers and sawmills.

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Saw crews and shipping

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Storage pens and tools.


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