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Photos from Michigan's History

Lumber Page 1
Axe cutting and Rollways

Lumber Page 2
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 1900
Photograph of big wheel and teamsters.

circa 1960

Photograph of big wheel at Hartwick Pines State Park. Grayling, MI.

On the left, a Snow Roller, was used to pack down roads in winter. At Hartwick Pines State Park.

circa. 1890
Big wheel and teamster. Manistee, MI

circa 1890
Photograph of big wheel.

Advertisment for Big Wheel.

circa 1890
Photograph of big wheel and teamster.

circa 1890
Overpack Big Wheel factory, Manistee, MI.

circa 1890
Loaded big wheel.

circa 1890
Loading a big wheel.

Some of the images on this page are were taken in or at museums.

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. Big wheels where used to hall the ships to the rollways shown on the lumbering 1 page. Team of men tried to see who could stack the lumber the highest.

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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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