Life in a North Woods Lumber Camp
Edited and with Biographical and Historical Commentary by William J.
A picturesque story of logging and lumbering
activities, lumberjacks, and family life.
272 pages - 6 x 9 - Over 75 Vintage Photographs
Includes Index and Bibliography
Who else but Jay O’Hern—chronicler of the old-time backwoods—to bring
us Tom O’Donnell’s lumber camp memoir? After reading about this important
North Country researcher/writer’s lumberjack life you’ll think twice
about patting your Gore-Texed back for surviving an Adirondack winter.
—Annie Stoltie, Editor Adirondack Life magazine
William J. O’Hern has enjoyed the Adirondacks
for as long as he can remember. His outdoors experiences have been
turned into a body of popular history books. Life in a North Woods
Lumber Camp is his latest release to document stories about the history
and region he loves so much.
—Neil Burdick, Adirondack Author and Editor
About the book:
long been important parts of America’s history, but little
has been written about family life in an active lumber camp.
In fact “family” and “lumber camp” were words that did
not usually go together. The men
who cut timber with axes and
crosscut saws in remote forests
usually left their families behind.
Life in a North Woods Lumber
Camp is a well-written story that
focuses on delivering a character driven
first-person rendition of
America’s logging history that
sparkles with hilarious adventures,
wry descriptions of troubles and
triumphs, and stories about the
amusing camp characters from a
Featuring over 75 vintage photographs and illustrations!
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