"[History is] a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

logging on the blog

"Lumber camps on the Manitowish"
"Vilas County Lumber Co. Winegar, Wis."
"Sawmill, Uswell, WI"
A far cry from the cheerful resort world of bathing beauties and dudes in drag, we bring you photographs of northern Wisconsin during the logging era. Grim and positively desertified, these photos show what daily life looked like for the lumberjacks who settled in the area or who came up to take part in the logging camps during the summer months. It cannot have been an easy life!

However, it is beyond the present writer to create a blog post lacking in levity. And so, with the most sincere hopes that it will not offend those in our audience with delicate sensibilities, I submit to your attention a completely different take on lumberjacks:

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