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Holy Old Mackinaw; A Natural History of the American Lumberjack (original 1938; edition 1938)

by Stewart H. Holbrook

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Title:Holy Old Mackinaw; A Natural History of the American Lumberjack
Authors:Stewart H. Holbrook (Author)
Info:New York, The Macmillan company [1938]
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:history, logging, PNW, old (1926-1950), @2012, ~wrong cover

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Holy Old Mackinaw: A Natural History of the American Lumberjack by Stewart H. Holbrook (1938)

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Holy Old Mackinaw is Stewart Holbrook's paean to "the pure logger strain", those hardy men who logged the northern pine forests across the country in the days before steam power and eventually the internal combustion engine mechanized the industry. In his early years, Holbrook worked in logging camps from Maine to the Pacific Northwest, and this book is based on the tales he collected from the last of those old timers. His love of the most extreme characters is obvious, as he bemoans the encroachment of civilization in all its forms. ( )
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(Foreword) There has been a plenty of books about pioneers in the United States.
It was told of Jigger Jones that when he was a young head-chopper in the Maine woods some fifty years ago he would walk a felled spruce, barefoot, and kick off every knot from butt to top.
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