A toast to John Moeller: A life lost at Lake Sibley 125 years ago
In the winter of 1887 the Gull River Lumber Company (GRLC) employed large crews of men to harvest pine logs on streams and lakes tributary to Gull Lake.
The loggers were farmers, immigrants and Ojibwe, or adventurous young men seeking winter jobs. They spent their days in the woods and their nights in primitive base camps. They labored mostly with muscle power and hand tools.