Missing Garrison hunter is found

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Danger in the pines: Area logging railroads 120 years ago

Email

In the closing decades of the 19th century, pine logging was a major industry in southern Cass and Crow Wing counties.

By 1889 lumbermen had already cut most accessible shoreline timber and floated the logs to sawmills downstream. The remaining pine forests, more remote from waterways, could be harvested most efficiently with railroads.

 

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness