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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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Lumber Camp Scene

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Group portrait of loggers and support staff in a lumber camp. In front (holding dog) is T.J. Thompson, a man that traveled using a sled pulled by his dog....

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Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed sitting and standing and holding logging tools in front of log buildings. There is snow on the ground.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five men stand in a row behind a stove and long tables. Interior of what may be a lumber camp cook shack.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Men preparing to butcher sheep at the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. A cabin is visible behind them on a hill.

Photograph

Lumber Camp Scene

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Group portrait of loggers in a lumber camp. In front, seated on his sled, is T.J. Thompson. He traveled among the lumber camps between Winter and Raddison,...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Lumberjacks pose together in a bunkhouse at Ole Emerson's lumber camp. There are lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Two of the men are holding fiddles (vio...

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Workers at the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. Piles of logs and boards are in the foreground.

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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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Lumbercamp

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of two buildings at the lumber camp. A man stands outside of the structure nearest the camera. In the foreground, to the right, are logs, with tre...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Lumber camp group, W.H. Rogers Lumber Co., near Nashville.

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Sled Load of Logs

Date: 1903 

Description: Two sled loads of logs each drawn by teams of two horses at Bruno Vinett's logging camp. Drivers sit atop the loads. The ground is covered with snow.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Logging Camp dock and buildings made of logs. Madeline Island shoreline on the bank of Lake Superior.

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed standing and sitting on benches on the snow-covered ground in front of log buildings and several horse teams.

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men, women, children and a dog posed sitting and standing in front of a log building in the snow. Two men are holding two teams of two horses.

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of men posed standing on the snow-covered ground in front of a log building. Three men stand with teams of two horses.

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men posed sitting and standing in a logging camp in front of a steam locomotive. A man in the middle foreground is posed sitting and playing a concertina....

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.

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Description: Two men in a lumber camp bunkhouse. One sits on a stump playing a fiddle while the other dances.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A logging crew poses inside their bunk house. In the upper left corner, one of the loggers holds a cat.

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