Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods

By: Ralph W. Andrews

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 182 pages, loaded with large b&w photos. Sections include: First Axes in the tmber; Logger's rest (woodchopper's champ); And timber became a crop; Fire in the timber; The power and the glory; each with subsections.


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Has anyone today any conception of the grandeur, the extent, the million board feet a day production...the entire meaning of the forests of the Pacific Northwest-the "Big Woods"? The photographs alone in this absorbing book will instantly transport the reader into this former world. Here was the greatest stand of Douglas fir timber in existence and here was labor for the Poles, Finns, Swedes and Norskies lured out of the Midwest to convert the mammoth trees into the lumber that helped build the West Coast cities. Ralph Andrews presents a fascinating subject-the hope, courage and tragedy in the lives of the men and women who opened up the dense native forests or as the loggers said "brought daylight into the swamp," and converted the trees into the lumber which built the West Coast cities. Here are many nostalgic scenes showing high climbers, fallers balanced on high springboards, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroad, yokes of oxen and up to eight spans of horses dragging logs on skidroads to flumes, rivers and salt water, early donkey engines, railroads on steep grades, logging camps as well as devastating fires. Andrews' style of writing is graphic and spirited with strong emphasis on human interest.

Title: Timber: Toil and Trouble in the Big Woods

Author: Ralph W. Andrews

Categories: Northwest, Business/Careers/Economics, Plants,

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.: 1984

ISBN Number: 0887400361

ISBN Number 13: 9780887400360

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Northwest

Seller ID: 144583

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