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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.

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Related Topics: 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; Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=711; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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