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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
Dynamite and Toothpicks By D.L. Soucy
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Dynamite and toothpicks sounds like it might be a title from an old silent movie, but it is really just a poem about the old days of lumbering here in the grand old Pine Tree State of Maine. Once... More > upon a time things like dynamite were common tools, and there were many times a logger would have to use a stick or two to blow a log jam before it caused too much damage. With that picture in mind, I wrote a poem called Dynamite and Toothpicks depicting such a scene and placed it upon the renowned Penobscot River system. Also included in this selection of over 100 of my poems are some old favorites and some new material as well. From the dark and depressing to the glory of a new caught fish arcing through the air in a spraying rainbow of colors, there is sure to be something for the pleasure of all. Several new poems about fishing and getting out into the wild world around us are included as well.< Less
The Ituni Experience - The 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. Please check a book review at selfpublishingreview.com< Less
THE ITUNI EXPERIENCE - The trials of a chainsaw logger By Forbes Skinner
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This book reflects my personal harrowing experiences in the chainsaw logging industry, operating from Ituni, Upper Demerara River, Guyana. It is indicative of the difficulties, compounded by limited... More > resources and capital, which affect small businesses. It shows that there is more to success than the drive and resolve to succeed. The book details interactions with workers, lending institutions, lumber dealers, the Guyana Forestry Commission, politicians, and of course, the 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 subsequently. The book is filled with adventure, suspense and action. There is hardly a dull moment, making the book a lot more than logging itself. It is a perfect representation of life and living in an underdeveloped country of the world.< Less