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Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 684-689

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 684-689 | Historical Object | Wisconsin Historical Society
"I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the modern machinery used. But as yet there has nothing taken the place of the kros cut saw. I contracted handled as much as 12 million ft. logs per year".<br>[unsigned]<br><br>The common nineteenth-century view was that the natural use of land was for farms and that forests, a handicap to this use, had to be cleared away; and in the process you got fortunes, towns, factories, jobs, houses, barns and fences. Yet by the mid-twentieth century, not over one-sixteenth of the former pine forest land of northern Wisconsin was effectively farm land.
DESCRIPTION
"I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the modern machinery used. But as yet there has nothing taken the place of the kros cut saw. I contracted handled as much as 12 million ft. logs per year".
[unsigned]

The common nineteenth-century view was that the natural use of land was for farms and that forests, a handicap to this use, had to be cleared away; and in the process you got fortunes, towns, factories, jobs, houses, barns and fences. Yet by the mid-twentieth century, not over one-sixteenth of the former pine forest land of northern Wisconsin was effectively farm land.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:102600
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Vanderbilt, Paul
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Collection Name:Vanderbilt, Paul : Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project, 1965-1967 and 1982-1984
Genre:Historical Object
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 5000.684-689
Original Dimensions:60 x 18 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Panel consists of:

Image ID: 106378 PH 5000.684-689.0684 Image ID: 46149 PH 5000.684-689.0685 Image ID: 106379 PH 5000.684-689.0686 Image ID: 106380 PH 5000.684-689.0687 Image ID: 106381 PH 5000.684-689.0688 Image ID: 10458 PH 5000.684-689.0689

SUBJECTS
Commercial buildings
Trees
Hats
Work clothes
Cabins
Implements, utensils, etc.
Saws
Logging
Lumber camps
Cutover lands
Indoor photography
Men
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Portraits, Group
Blue collar workers
Manual work

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