Monthly Archives: February 2012

Lumberjack Legacies 2 – Dr. McLoughlin’s Hawaiian lumber trade.

No doubt it was a blustery winter day, with the cold drafts seeping through the chinks in the log cabin walls, when Dr. McLoughlin decided that Fort Vancouver needed a sawmill to produce proper planks and board.  Since it’s establishment … Continue reading

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Lumberjack Legacies 1 – Letting Light into the Swamp

In the words of one 19th century  pundit, “You have to let daylight into the swamp before corn and potatoes can grow.” Through most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Americans idolized loggers as symbols of the rambunctious American determinism … Continue reading

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