The old-growth forests of Minnesota, at one time covering 70 percent of the state, played a major role in the development of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Telling the complete history of the white pine industry, Agnes M. Larson brings us back to a time when MinnesotaÕs lumber business was thriving. Larson recounts the development of the region with a wealth of information, including the building of the railroads and bustling mill towns; the daily lives of lumberjacks, loggers, river-drivers, and jam-breakers; and the final devastation of the forests.
University of Minnesota Press; September 2007
- ISBN 9780816653751
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- Title: White Pine Industry in Minnesota
- Author: Agnes M. Larson; Bradley J. Gills
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press