Term: Wanagan (logging)
This has several spellings and wholly different meanings:
1. Where the camp stores are kept. 2. The payroll charges for such goods. 3. In Wisconsin it was also the cook's raft which went down the river behind the logs. It was tied to a tree on shore overnight. 4. Wherever camp was made on a river-drive and the men paid Same as ark, shanty-boat. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]