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Time: September 3, 2012 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Hartwick Pines State Park
Street: M93 & Hartwick Pines Rd.
Website or Map: http://www.michigan.gov/hartw…
Event Type: program, historic
Organized By: Rob or Craig
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2012
The logging of the white pine in the 19th century was a highly labor intensive industry. From the fellers and sawyers who cut the trees, the teamsters and loaders who loaded the sleds and drove the horses and the river hogs that sent the logs down the rivers to the saw mills, logging was an extremely hard job. This 90 minute program introduces the various jobs in a logging camp, the working conditions in a logging camp and what the pay was for these jobs.
This special program, held at Hartwick Pines State Park, September 3, celebrates Labor Day with a historical perspective.