in Wisconsin History
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
|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; Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=711; Visited on: 8/30/2015|