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Timber Rafting on the Delaware River By Henry Skirbst
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The landscape and history of the Delaware River was greatly influenced by timber rafting. Long forgotten today, this industry once dominated the river and the surrounding area.
Timber Rafting on the Delaware River By Henry Skirbst
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The landscape and history of the Delaware River was greatly influenced by timber rafting. Long forgotten today, this industry once dominated the river and the surrounding area.
Robeson County, N.C. - Road, Bridge, and Mill Records (1833-1924) By Stewart Dunaway
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Robeson County Road, Bridge, and Mill Records contain a very nice collection of county records, although nothing from the 18th century. Robeson County was formed in 1787, from Bladen County. Blade... More > was a very old and massive territory with an undefined western boundary. Unfortunately, Bladen road records were not preserved from its early 18th century era either. Robeson County was never subdivided. Despite these records being rather modern, this is a nice collection of roads, bridges, and mills.Robeson has a nice collection of records with a folder of bridge records (1833-1897) many road records (1835-1924) and a small collection of mill records (1835-1911). This county interfaces with many other counties (including S.C.) defining an excellent road route necessary for commercial and personal needs.< Less
Mendocino: A 19th Century Village by the Sea By Janet Ashford
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The village of Mendocino, California is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and by Mendocino Headlands State Park and welcomes the visitor not only to a friendly small town but to an historic district... More > filled with unique examples of 19th-century architecture, charming shops and bed-and-breakfast inns, art galleries and spas, gourmet restaurants, two history museums, and the renowned Mendocino Art Center—all surrounded by the natural beauty of grassy headlands, rocky shores and redwood forests. This guide includes photos and information on the most important sites plus a map and walking tour.< Less
Mendocino: A 19th Century Village by the Sea By Janet Ashford
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The village of Mendocino, California is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and by Mendocino Headlands State Park and welcomes the visitor not only to a friendly small town but to an historic district... More > filled with unique examples of 19th-century architecture, charming shops and bed-and-breakfast inns, art galleries and spas, gourmet restaurants, two history museums, and the renowned Mendocino Art Center—all surrounded by the natural beauty of grassy headlands, rocky shores and redwood forests. This guide includes photos and information on the most important sites plus a map and walking tour.< Less
The Last Train from Elkland By Doug McGuinn
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THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND is a brief history of Elkland (present-day Todd), North Carolina, and the surrounding northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, including Bowie (present-day... More > Fleetwood), West Riverside (present-day Brownwood), and Yuma (present-day Deep Gap). Not only is THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND a history of four northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, it is also about two railroads that operated in and around these communities: the Virginia-Carolina, also known as the “Virginia Creeper,” and the Deep Gap Tie and Lumber Company’s railroad, whose former Hassinger Lumber Company’s Shay logging locomotive operated alongside Gap Creek, from Deep Gap, in Watauga County, to the South Fork of the New River, near Fleetwood, in Ashe County, a distance of only about five miles.< Less
The Last Train from Elkland By Doug McGuinn
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THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND is a brief history of Elkland (present-day Todd), North Carolina, and the surrounding northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, including Bowie (present-day... More > Fleetwood), West Riverside (present-day Brownwood), and Yuma (present-day Deep Gap). Not only is THE LAST TRAIN FROM ELKLAND a history of four northwestern North Carolina mountain communities, it is also about two railroads that operated in and around these communities: the Virginia-Carolina, also known as the “Virginia Creeper,” and the Deep Gap Tie and Lumber Company’s railroad, whose former Hassinger Lumber Company’s Shay logging locomotive operated alongside Gap Creek, from Deep Gap, in Watauga County, to the South Fork of the New River, near Fleetwood, in Ashe County, a distance of only about five miles.< Less
THE ITUNI EXPERIENCE - Trials of a Chainsaw Logger By Forbes Skinner
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This book reflects my personal horroring experiences in the chainsaw logging industry, operating from Ituni, Upper Demerara River, Guyana. It details interactions with Chainsaw operators, the Guyana... More > Forestry Commission, lending institutions, money lenders, business partners, lumber dealers, politicians and of course the great people of Ituni. The logging business made an impact on the full gamut of my emotions – joy, pain, satisfaction, disappointment and despair. The journey stretched me way beyond what I thought I was capable, but greatly shaped the way I perceived life and business thereafter. I entered the area, basically unscratched but left a badly wounded man. This book is a worthwhile read.< Less
THE ITUNI EXPERIENCE - Trials of a chainsaw logger By Forbes Skinner
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This book reflects my personal horroring experiences in the chainsaw logging industry, operating from Ituni, Upper Demerara River, Guyana. It details interactions with Chainsaw operators, the Guyana... More > Forestry Commission, lending institutions, money lenders, business partners, lumber dealers and of course the great people of Ituni. The logging business made an impact on the full gamut of my emotions – joy, pain, satisfaction, disappointment and despair. The journey stretched me way beyond what I thought I was capable, but greatly shaped the way I perceived life and business thereafter. I entered the area, basically unscratched but left a badly wounded man. This book is a worthwhile read. It was not an easy street for me.< Less
Driven To Excel By Lawrence C. Erwin
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Donald Charles McLean left Scotland and signed on with the Hudson Bay Company in 1813, as a shallop master. Three years later, because of starvation conditions, he volunteered to snowshoe from Moose... More > Factory to Montreal, through the dangerous and inhospitable arctic watershed, controlled by the North West Company. At Montreal, he assisted Lord Selkirk to prepare for his journey to the Red River Colony. After learning of the massacre at Seven Oaks, McLean joined the rival NWC and became Captain of their Schooner, Governor Gore, sailing on the upper Great Lakes. McLean married Ann Warren of Fort Erie in 1820 and shortly after the two fur-trading companies amalgamated, they moved to the Seigneury of Argenteuil where they raised twelve children. McLean participated in the Rebellion of 1837. Later, he bought 1,500 acres in the wilderness of Eardley Twp. where he, his wife and most of their sons moved and entered into the lumber business.< Less