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The lumbermen who cut and hauled the pine of the upper Midwest between 1830 and 1940 went by many names: lumberjacks, woodsmen, and shanty-boys because of the rough shanties they lived in. They endured severe cold, poor living conditions, and long isolation for little pay. Lumbermen were revered in their time as symbols of strength, ruggedness, and independence. Shanty-Boys: The Lumbermen of the Upper Midwest offers a glimpse into the fascinating lives of those hard-working men of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and shows how they continue to impact our society. 117 pages with more than 100 photos.


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Shanty-Boys: Lumbermen of the Upper Midwest, 1830-1940

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