Tuesday, 7 December 2010

LOOK: Logging Photos from Oconto County, Wisconsin (1823-1920)

"Temporary cabins were constructed right after the harvest season in fall, by the woodsmen, in the area to be worked. These log buildings housed the loggers and other camp residents for that particular winter. These were typical of the late 1800's from the Wheeler area, which is now known as Lakewood, in the northwestern part of the county. Often they were dismantled and rebuilt the next fall in a new location."

Joe Ziereis and son George 

6 Men On Logs.
"The relative size of these northern Wisconsin trees can be understood when compared to the size of the full grown men standing on them. After cutting, came the trimming off of all the branches, which were then cut to use and sell as firewood."
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