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These men worked hard, no doubt about it. But look at that menu: so did the cook! (or rather legions of cooks)

 

woodsmen lunch.jpgSpring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Mid-afternoon "lunch" by Long Pond where woodsmen are sluicing. On the menu that day: roast pork and dressing, boiled potatoes, turnips, baked beans, hot cakes, hot biscuits, bread, butter, cookies, apple pie, orange pie, milk, tea, coffee, water

 

 

 

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@Frozenoem @JoyaDe Going through the Library of Congress photo files.  This one reminds me of those I saw of my area when I was a kid.

 

log jam.jpgSpring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Pulpwood in the Kennebago River waiting to be boomed out into Mooselookmeguntic Lake

 Just wow.

 

 

 

 

 

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@JoyaDe

 

Keep forgetting there are others that have heard of log harvesting and milling operations. 

 

Maine is still big into trees to mills, lumber, furniture or paper.

 

Millions of acres of trees, lakes and the industries involved.

 

In perfection and overwhelming beauty re: land on lakes in Maine. Ownership of land is by private parties or land preserves, state, fed'l kinda with a codicil, or power companies.

 

How's that for a winded statement. Land can be owned (pricey), leased(5-20 years)can also be pricey.

 

Camp is still privately owned as structure, land is a whole nother ball game. Although neighbor by 300 feet was owned and leased simultaneously for overwhelming confusion.😈👿

 

Our paper companies have been selling off townships worth of land in chunks as small as 10acres to as large as 500,000 acres.

 

So, that means my area with camp was State Land Preserve, Power company from away, and just for giggles also privately owned.

 

With restrictions up the posterior, or not. Had more than a few battles with regulations of the FERC and LURC varieties.

 

Even when I owned 10+ acres of oceanfront land, up country 4+ more hours from here.

 

We still have logging days in Rangeley and anywhere between there and Millinocket. Log rolling, skidders and log trucks abound.

 

The word neighbor takes on a whole nother meaning here, some might be 15 miles away as the crow flies or 3 hours by road. Small town mentality rocks, where you can travel 18 hours distance and still find someone who knows your next door kinda neighbor.😎And still be in Maine.

 

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@JoyaDe wrote:

Tomorrow (June 10) is Wannigan Days in St. Croix Falls, WI.  There will be a parade, and activities all day long.

This used to be a big logging area.  

 


I just Googled Wannagan Days. Looks like a pretty big deal. Are you planning to attend any of it?

 

Where I lived they used to have regional logging championships (as opposed to the World Logging Championships). A particular set of skills. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Tomorrow (June 10) is Wannigan Days in St. Croix Falls, WI.  There will be a parade, and activities all day long.

This used to be a big logging area.  

 

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Got a chuckle out of your neighbor story. A number of years back I called a developer who was putting in housing a few hogbacks away. I wanted to forage native medicinal plant seeds prior to the heavy equipment getting busy. I introduced myself as a neighbor. That property is maybe 3 miles south of ours. I consider all who live in the hogbacks of our county to be neighbors. It's a mindset, a lifestyle, a certain reality shared, see. Anyway, he disagreed as to my definition of neighbor, but did allow me to forage the property, which I thought was right neighborly of him. Smiley Happy

 

Thanks so much for sharing the LOC images. I got lost in them yesterday and plan to go back for more later today. I know I told you I lived in/around loggers/logging operations for years. I also worked PR for logging concerns. I have what remains of one mill president's logging history book collection. Amazing feats. Amazing people all around, really.

 

40 bottles of alcohol in the walls. Wowee what a stash! 

 

What a great opportunity you had to own such a glorious piece of land. Who owns it now? The government or maybe a fishing or other recreation outfitter? We've never been to Maine, but aim to fix that.

 

So far my fave LOC images, certainly from a picturesque point of view. The details given on the collection are quite marvelous.

 

dennison Bog Brook Maine.jpgDennison Bog Brook

 

 

long pond maine.jpgLong Pond

Way before my time, they used to float logs downriver through the reservation to the sawmills. I saw pictures and was friends with a fellow who worked the log barges when he was a teen. Such stories.

 

Thanks again for sharing all this: it's bringing back memories in flood-like fashion. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Frozenoem Quick comment (more on the morrow): I want to go to there! Smiley Happy

 

 

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Neighbor/friend by Maine standards has a Round oak with mica window in his workshop.They made quite a few models from 1869? to 1940's. Maine standard within an hour drive.

 

The camp hadn't really changed since 1940's earliest pictures found at Library of Congress, only changes were tar paper siding to green asphalt shingles. Second thing to go after we bought it. 

 

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?va=exact&sp=4&co%21=coll&st=gallery&q=LOT+761&fi=number&sg=true&...

 

The Wangan was land based, I found the photos of camp from logging days in a book and traced to LOC, after a google search. Upper Dam is big in Maine lore for fly fishing. 

 

About all I ever found within the walls of camp were 40 bottles of booze left over from logging days and previous owners. Logging days even vanilla extract was a no no , alcohol.  Most of the liquor was sealed, and well aged. Within camp, boat house, and wangan 30 pickup truck loads and boat trailer loads of treasures and trash.

 

From overgrown and unable to actually take a picture or drive in to darn near Paradise. And yes, I think I am still looking for another. Camp 2012.jpgWangan , Camp, pump house

 

 

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@Frozenoem Yes!!! That's it! That looks like the stove I recall from the farmhouse! Did they make one with a mica panel by chance? I recall watching the fire. Maybe we had the door open some. Hm. ANyway, how that thing could heat a place. Thanks so much for the picture. I went looking for an image on the 'net yesterday, but got hung up here: https://www.pinterest.com/misspittypat/cast-iron-stoves/  I have wanted a replacement ever since having to abandon my woodfired cook stove when I left the rez for college. Sniff sniff. I'll get over it. One day. Smiley Happy

 

I think Dad disassembled that pot bellied wood stove before moving it. No idea what happened to it from there: he probably sold it. His was a lifestyle calling for the quick jettison of property (one step ahead of the law and all), so he probably sold this while the selling was good. 

 

Oh man that stove. We had the farmhouse interior ripped apart (found some antique sewing needle boxes inside the walls) as we were rennovating it, but that stove kept us warm despite the drafty abode. Ahh, yes, the memories. Smiley Happy

 

And holy moley the camp sounds like heaven on earth! Such fantastic memories you must have of those days, times. Exhausting, sure, but what a great reclamation project. The location sounds like it had the power to transfix, transport and restore a soul.

 

Was the wangan the floating variety? Seriously, what fun. Were there actual logs afloat and waiting to be driven downstream or was it simply the surviving infrastructure? (Dangerous, those wangans, or wannigans, depending on local verancular, I think. I was once allowed to videotape workers hopping over logs in a log pond. They were grading logs. All I could think of was how that operation could go south, quick.

 

 

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We merely bought for enjoyment, it sat on two lakes 16,000 acres and 8900+ acres.

Indoor plumbing, water tower, well, outhouse (4-holer), main camp, wangan, and boat house.

It had begun life as a logging camp for Brown Timber Co in 1920.

 

Bought for great price but, needed TLC. No one had spent more than a weekend in it, since 2nd owners had hit their 90's, circa 1990. Slightly overgrown in trees, overstuffed no road existed until 1990 to Camp. Everything that had come in, since 1890 to 1920 came by log barge or plane or boat.

 

It also was surrounded by 100,000 acre land reserve, no people. We thinned trees and suddenly people saw the buildings for the first time since 1970, thought camps had been airlifted in or were new.

 

Have pix of stoves , might edit and toss my old nemesis pot belly upon edit, around 5' tall. It cleaned up well with vinegar to chrome, all that was required to peak interest of stove buyer. He wanted to re-finish the stove. Pix on iphone not laptop.

 

 

 

Froze

 

Round oak.jpgPD Beckwith Round Oak Coal/Wood

 

 

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