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The height of the Massachusetts tree harvest was 1907, but by then the easiest logged areas had already been cut. The Connecticut River, with its broad access into the interior, was one of the first areas to be cut. Logs cut far to the north were floated downriver, taking as long as a year or even two to make it to the paper mills at Holyoke. By 1907, the number of rivermen moving the logs had dropped as the industry began a long decline. Many moved on to other logging operations in the south or west.


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"Fewer Logs" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   Jul 27, 1907
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   2.25"
height   3.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Article
accession #   #L02.047

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"Bad Jam of Logs" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper

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Log Driving on the Connecticut River

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