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Minnesota Logging Railroads

Author : Frank Alexander King
ISBN : 081664084X
Genre : Transportation
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During the heyday of lumberjacks and sawmills, railroads such as the Duluth and Northern Minnesota and the Alger-Smith enabled logging companies to break away from the traditional mode of transportation (floating logs downriver) and its shortfalls (logjams and winter freezes). Frank King traces this rich history from its beginnings in 1886 to the railroads' disappearance around 1937 when the last of the giant sawmills closed down. King profiles every logging railroad in Minnesota and examines all aspects of their operations, including locomotives such as the geared Shays and Heislers, McGiffert log loaders, Russel log cars, dump trestles, hot ponds, logging camp life, railroad finances, and the impact on communities as timber supplies ran out and lumbering and sawmill operations shut down, causing thousands to lose their jobs. Heavily illustrated throughout, Minnesota Logging Railroads contains maps, photographs, postcards, engineering drawings, and railroad memorabilia such as timetables, passes, fare receipts, and freight tariffs. The appendixes comprehensively list the state's logging railroads, locomotive rosters, and railroad and lumber company names.
Category: Transportation

Minnesota History

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015019137978
Genre : Minnesota
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Vol. 6 includes the 23d Biennial report of the Society, 1923/24, as an extra number.
Category: Minnesota

Poetry Train America

Author : John E WordSlinger
ISBN : 9781304119780
Genre :
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Americans And Their Forests

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : 0521428378
Genre : History
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Dr Williams begins by exploring the role of the forest in American culture: the symbols, themes, and concepts - for example, pioneer woodsman, lumberjack, wilderness - generated by contact with the vast land of trees. He considers the Indian use of the forest, describing the ways in which native tribes altered it, primarily through fire, to promote a subsistence economy.
Category: History

Steam Thunder In The Timber

Author : Michael Koch
ISBN : UOM:39015009816557
Genre : Forests and forestry
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Category: Forests and forestry

The White Pine Industry In Minnesota

Author : Agnes Mathilda Larson
ISBN : 9781452913582
Genre : History
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An in-depth study of the role of Minnesota's old-growth forests in the development of the Upper Mississippi valley examines the influence of the region's white pine industry on the construction of the railroads, the rise of busy mill towns, environmental devastation of the forests, and the daily lives of those who depended on the forest for their livelihoods. Reprint.
Category: History

Timber Connections

Author : Susan Hawkinson
ISBN : MINN:31951D02266361Z
Genre : Joyce family
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Category: Joyce family

The Minnesota Volunteer

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924068453202
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources

Mike And Ike And Morningtown

Author : David E. Umhauer
ISBN : 9780595155293
Genre : History
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A history of a Northern Minnesota logging railroad and branchline, the Minnesota & International, as told through employee recollections, company documents and contemporary press accounts, emphasizing the people and the day to day operations of the line, which served North Central Minnesota, between Brainerd and Bemidji and International Falls. The story is a through but light-hearted study of the people and the operating practices that made one particular segment of railroad run.
Category: History

Rails To The North Star

Author : Richard S. Prosser
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131606373
Genre : History
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Reprint. Originally published by Dillon Press in 1966.
Category: History

Timber Bulletin

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ISBN : MINN:31951P010591375
Genre : Lumber trade
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Category: Lumber trade


Author : Railway & Locomotive Historical Society
ISBN : UCAL:B3868541
Genre : Locomotives
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Category: Locomotives