Chapter 12 - Logging in the "High Lonesome," 1862-1949

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Online textbook: Chapter 12

Worksheet 1: Analyzing a Primary Source

Worksheet 2: Defensible Space

 

Learning from Historical Documents:

Pioneer Lumbering in Montana, by Anton Holter

Letter from F. D. Becker to Gov. S. V. Stewart, 1917, Regarding the IWW

Letter from Wade Parks to Gov. S. V. Stewart, 1917, Regarding the IWW

 

For Educators: Resources

 

Interesting Links

Learn more about the Salish use of fire.

Visit the "Forest, Fields, and the Falls: Connecting Minnesota" website and select "Lumbering" to explore life in a logging camp (though the story is set in Minnesota, there are parallels to Montana logging camps).
 

 Detail, Gathering, John Potter, Montana Historical Society Museum
Detail, Gathering, John Potter, Montana Historical Society Museum