Lumbering: The Short, Happy Life of a Bygone Era

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Loutit District Library
Program Room A

Event Details

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.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Wally Ewing
Wally Ewing