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Local History Documentary:

Lumberjack Life: U.P. Days of Yore
A history of the men who lived and worked in the woods

Lumberjack Life DVDFrom 1860 to 1914 (the White Pine Era), the Upper Peninsula of Michigan produced enough lumber to circle the earth nine times. During the 1920s to the 1930s (the Model ‘T’ Era), Henry Ford logged the U.P., requiring 250 feet of hardwood lumber for each automobile he manufactured in Ann Arbor. U.P. lumber helped build this country, but it was the men who harvested the trees that created a legacy.

This is the story of lumberjacks and their lives working in the woods. “Lumberjack Life” was inspired by the award-winning third edition of the book, “Lumberjack: Inside an Era in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,” written by William S. Crowe and co-edited by his granddaughters Lynn M. Emerick and Ann M. Weller. “Lumberjack Life” also features two songs performed by folk singer Mark Mitchell.

DVD includes the original 43-minute video program plus special features. Recorded in stereo. © 2004 WNMU-TV

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