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Tumult on the Mountains: Lumbering in West Virginia 1770-1920 Hardcover – January, 1964
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This is a most excellent book concerning early lumbar operations in West Virginia around Cass.The first chapter is about virgin timber of the forest primeval. Gives the reader a real feel for what much of the Appalachian area was like before logging.
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Woods deep and thick covered the earth and grew richly upon the mountains.
A forest had evolved over the Appalachian Mountains.
What nature grew for millions of years man destroyed in fifty.
My great grandfather was a lumberjack cook and moved from camp to camp as the virgin timber was stripped from the Appalachian Mountains.
I heard from him firsthand accounts of the rough and tumble in these camps so I know the book is excellent.
Greed and we are proud of it. Mr. Clarkson has written an excellent account of logging or lumbering as it is.
Such history is vital to our future with many lessons learned between these pages. An excellent account.
Tumult on the Mountain.
Sad to say, West Virginia's story was alway the loss of resources to outsiders who came, took, and abandoned the mountaineers to their poverty. And the story continues as now most of the better jobs, such as they were, have been shipped to India and the third world. It seems we never learn much from our past....
The first chapter is about virgin timber of the forest primeval. Gives the reader a real feel for what much of the Appalachian area was like before logging.
I have tried to find photographs about WV logging on the Internet during the steam era for two years and have seen only a handful. This book, and the companion book "On Beyond Leatherbark - The Cass Saga" represents a fine collection of photographs taken from the early 1900 era during the time or the actual work. I have several other books concerning WV Logging, that you will see suggested here, that compliment these, but these are by far the best if you want the perspective from those who did the work in both text and photos.
Also an excellent resource for modelers.