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Lumbering in Michigan's History
The impact of Michigan's lumber era, roughly from 1860 to 1910, was felt at the local, state and national levels. Forests were clearcut, fortunes were made and many colorful stories about lumber camp life were told.
Below is a selection of circulating books in the Library. To generate a more comprehensive list, search ANSWER, the Library of Michigan's online catalog, for the following keywords:
Anderson, Julie. I Married a Logger: Life in Michigan's Tall Timber. 1951.
Atwood, Lloyd M. Cheboygan as a Nineteenth Century Lumber Area. 1947.
Bacig, Tom and Fred Thompson. Tall Timber: A Pictorial History of Logging in the Upper Midwest. 1982.
Beck, Earl Clifton. Lore of the Lumber Camps. Songs of the Michigan Lumberjacks. 1948. Mich M 1977.L8 B4 1948
Benson, Barbara E. Logs and Lumber: The Development of the Lumber Industry in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, 1837-1870. 1989.
Connor, Mary Roddis. A Century with Connor Timber: Connor Forest Industries, 1872-1972. 1972.
Corrigan, George A. Calked Boots and Cant Hooks. 1986.
Crowe, William S. Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 2002.
Dye, Jacob and Rex Dye. Lumber Camp Life in Michigan: An Autobiographical Account. 1975.
Hulbert, William Davenport. White Pine Days on the Taquamenon. 1949.
Karamanski, Theodore J. Deep Woods Frontier: A History of Logging in Northern Michigan. 1989.
Kilar, Jeremy W. Michigan's Lumbertowns: Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City and Muskegon, 1870-1905. 1990.
Kuiper, Ronald E. Crisis on the Grand: The Log Jam of 1883. 1983.
Martinson, Martin H. Hendrik's Diary. 1969.
Maybee, Rolland Harper. Michigan's White Pine Era, 1840-1900. 2nd ed. 1988.
Nelligan, John Emmett. A White Pine Empire: The Life of a Lumberman. 2nd ed. 1969.
Newton, Stan. Paul Bunyan of the Great Lakes. 1985.
Reimann, Lewis Charles. When Pine Was King. 1952.
Sorden, L.G. Lumberjack Lingo. 1969.
Stone, Nancy. The Wooden River. 1973.
Thompson, Robert I. Newaygo White Pine Heritage: A Pictorial History of the Lumbering Era along the Muskegon River in Newaygo County, 1837-1899. 1976.
Torrent, Lewis. Muskegon County Log Marks. 1956.
Wells, Robert W. Daylight in the Swamp. 1978.
Writer's Program (Mich.). Michigan Log Marks: Their Function
and Use during the Great Michigan Pine Harvest. 1941.
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