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Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

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Description: A man standing next to a large, fallen tree. He holds a saw out, against the log. Directly behind him is the stump. A part of the forest can be seen in t...

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Description: Thirty-nine lumberers posed in front of a large stack of cut logs.

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Logging Camp

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Description: A group of people, presumably loggers and camp employees, pose with horses at a logging camp. A muddy puddle is in the foreground, and behind the group are...

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Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of lumber camp with loggers posing in front of a train loaded with logs.

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Logging Camp

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a logging camp on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The three buildings are surrounded by forest.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: A large upright boiler functioning as part of the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp.

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Big Load of Logs

Date: 1903 

Description: A man sits atop a very high load of logs on a sled pulled by three horses. There is snow on the ground. Numbers are written on the cut ends of the logs.

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Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed holding logging tools while sitting and standing in front of and atop a log building.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Men working at a sawmill outdoors in the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp.

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Hatton Lumber Camp

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Description: Winter view of Hatton Lumber Company Camp, including a number of buildings and a man riding on a horse-drawn sled.

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Description: Two men preparing a meal in a lumber camp shanty or bunkhouse.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Ten men sit and stand around tables set with dishes and food in the dining room of the Vinette logging camp.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Men standing in front of a pile of timber or possibly a broken down log cabin associated with the Leighton-Wyoming mining operation.

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Mining Camp Workers

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Workers in the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. The mining operation stretches up onto a steep hill littered with fallen trees. A two-story cabin is on the le...

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Lumberyard in Ruby

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of men, women, and a child posing on boards at a lumbering and sawmill operation. The camp was operated by Edward Hahn, who named the communi...

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Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed standing in front of two wooden buildings, possibly a logging camp.

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Logging Camp

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Description: Group of men posed standing in a snow-covered logging camp in front of a log building.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Dining room, probably at D. Sullivan's lumber camp.

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