"Shanty Boys, Peaveys, and River Hogs - Michigan’s Lumbering Days"

Rochelle Balkam speaks about early logging in Michigan

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Late in the 19th century, Michigan had more millionaires than nearly every other state. The names of those lumber barons are part of Michigan’s story: David Whitney, Arthur Hill, Henry Sage, William Atwood, Charles Hackley and Henry Crapo.
Lumber was “green gold”, worth more than the gold from California’s Gold Rush. The way of life for the lumberjacks or shanty boys as they called themselves was unique to them.
Everything at the lumber camp had a name: widow-maker, Gabriel’s horn, river hogs, swampers, skidders, big wheel, log mark, and the most important person, cookee (cook.)
This Study Group for those 50 and over will be held Friday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. October 12.
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Turner Senior Resource Center, Suite C, 2401 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

October 2018

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