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Forest History & Early Logging

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Forestry History & Early Logging:  From the mid-19th Century through the first decade of the 20th, much of northern Michigan was logged with great efficiency. With the timber boom came towns, roads, farms, and railroads, most of which disappeared with the end of logging. Lands were left barren and susceptible to massive fires that ravaged the area in the years that followed.


1.  "Forest Basics:  Michigan Forest History"
       by Michigan State University Extension

2.  "History of Lake States Forests:  Natural and Human Impact"
      by Forest W. Stearns.  1997.  35 pages





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