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December 31, 2016

While doing research for 'WLC, 1921', I found two particularly useful resource books which helped reconcile inconsistencies in first person accounts and clarified slang terms, including the confirmation of the job 'chickadee'. Ralph Clement Bryant's 'Logging the Principles and General Methods of Operation', published 1923, and Carl Schenck's, 'Logging and Lumbering, the Utilization of Forests', published 1912.
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Published on December 31, 2016 09:18 • 12 views • Tags: logginghistoryresources

November 12, 2016

Thank you to the 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival who awarded 'Wisconsin Logging Camp, 1921' with an Honorable Mention in General Fiction.
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Published on November 12, 2016 06:28 • 17 views

May 6, 2016

I have found a productive place to find ideas for historical novels or to flesh out content of current projects has been first person period accounts. An example would be a source like 'The Colonizers', an aggregation of letters and journals from the 16th to early 19th Century North America.
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Published on May 06, 2016 13:18 • 36 views • Tags: novelideas