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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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Blacksmith Photos: Blacksmiths were important in the lumberjack camps. They kept the wagons in repair and the horses shod.

Blacksmith at anvil.

Blacksmith in his shop.

1890
Blacksmith shoeing horse ouside his shop.

Buildings

1870-1890
Chimmney made out of wood and lined with clay and mud, so it could be pushed off in order to minimize fire damages to the house. Sod roof. Sleigh on left side. Probably a large circular fireplace inside building/chimney propped above the fireplace.

1870-1890

Photograph of typical lumber camp. Perhaps Stephen's Lumber Company, Otsego, MI.

1870-1900

Photograph of logging camp. Location not identified.

1890
Photograph of a lumbering camp - includes women.

1880-1900
Photograph of a logging camp. Spring scene.

1890
Portrait of lumber camp crew.

1870-1890

Photograph of lumber camp with view of cut over area.

1890
D.M. McLeod Lumber Company headquarters, Camp Rexton, Rexton, MI.

1890
Photograph of lumber camp, workers, wagon, and sharpening stone. Hariette.

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.

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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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Camps
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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