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Evening at a Logging CampDate: September 14, 2013
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling
Meet a shanty boy, a camp cook and other characters from the Hartwick Pines past at An Evening at an 1896 Logging Camp.
Journey back to 1896, when Salling, Hanson and Company's Section 9 Camp logged what is now Hartwick Pines State Park. As a "new employee," you will travel the quarter-mile lantern-lit route from the "Grayling train depot" (the Hartwick Pines visitor center) to the "logging camp" (Hartwick Pines Logging Museum), where Section 9 Camp is preparing for the upcoming winter logging season.
There, you'll learn "first-hand" about the logging industry, logging-camp life and some of the dangers of a logging job. You will meet and talk with shantyboy Morris O'Gorman about life in the bunkhouse, landlooker N. P. Salling about the search for the tall timber and camp cook Mrs. Billings about the huge appetites of the lumberjacks and how much food she needs to cook for them.
After you go through the museum and meet all the residents of the camp, enjoy the campfire and a hot beverage.
This event is free of charge, although a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for park entry. For more information, please send us an e-mail or telephone (989) 348-2537.
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Hartwick Pines Logging Museumpart of the Michigan Historical Museum Systemis located eight miles northeast of Grayling, in Hartwick Pines State Park; a Michigan State Parks Recreation Passport is required for park entry. Here's more information about how to find Hartwick Pines.
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