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Lumbering: The Short, Happy Life of a Bygone Era

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 12/6/2012
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 When the first permanent white settlers landed at the mouth of the Grand River on November 2, 1834, they saw endless acres of woods filled with tall white pines and a scattering of hardwoods. They also envisioned endless profit, but in less than 60 years the trees were gone, completely harvested for the construction of houses, schools, stores, factories, and churches throughout the Midwest. When it was thriving, the lumber industry made many men rich. It was an exciting time of lumber camps, log-filled rivers, buzzing sawmills, employment opportunities, economic growth, and occasional disasters.
   Directions to Loutit District Library
Location: Lower Level, Program Room A
Contact: Wally Ewing
Presenter: Wally Ewing