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Children's Nonfiction Colonial & Revolutionary Periods

Early Loggers and the Sawmill

by (author) Bobbie Kalman

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Mar 1992
Colonial & Revolutionary Periods, Customs, Traditions, Anthropology, Agriculture
Recommended Age
8 to 9
Recommended Grade
3 to 4
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1992
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 1992
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Topics covered; Wood and the early pioneer Clearing the land with logging bees The log cabin was a sturdy first home Every settler wanted a plank house The reason for the sawmill The early hand-powered whip-saw was inefficient and expanding towns needed lumber How the sawmill worked Water power, the muley and rotary saws Setting up a lumber camp The cook’s best friend was the bean The lumberjacks’ exciting, dangerous lives The choppers sharpened their axes like razors. Their cries of “timber” rang through our forests The skidders could be crushed by the logs they hauled to the skidroad The teamsters, to move their huge loads, poured water on the skidroad to make it icy smooth The riverdrivers leaped for their lives as they prodded the logs to the sawmill Western logging Huge trees called for ingenuity

About the author

Other titles by Bobbie Kalman