Pigeon River Country
Historical Interpretive Center
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
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.
Michigan Forest History"
by Michigan State University Extension
"History of Lake States Forests: Natural and Human Impact"
by Forest W. Stearns. 1997. 35 pages