A lumberjack describes living conditions in lumber camps in the 1850s
The Lumber Camps of Long Ago: A Chippewa Pioneer writes interestingly of the logging camps on the Chippewa river in the long ago
In a letter to the editor, former lumberman Thomas McBean compares the living conditions of lumber camps in 1915 to the deprivations of his years spent in camps in the mid-nineteenth century. McBean amusingly recounts daily life in the camp and the difficulties of securing enough food and other commodities during the winter.
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture|
Logging and Forest Products
|Creator: ||McBean, Thomas
|Pub Data: ||Chippewa Falls Independent. 14 January 1915. Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||McBean, Thomas. "The Lumber Camps of Long Ago: A Chippewa Pioneer writes interestingly of the logging camps on the Chippewa river in the long ago." Chippewa Falls Independent. (14 January 1915). Wisconsin Historical Society;
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