The Resource Adirondack : lumber capital of the world, Philip J. Harris

Adirondack : lumber capital of the world, Philip J. Harris

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Adirondack : lumber capital of the world
Title
Adirondack
Title remainder
lumber capital of the world
Statement of responsibility
Philip J. Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1850 New York State produced more lumber than any state in the nation, a half million trees a year or a billion board feet of lumber. Enough lumber was produced in this area each year to make a boardwalk three-feet wide around the Earth. Most of the logs came out of the Adirondack area and were processed in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York. This area was known as the Lumber Capital of the World. The Adirondack area produced many lumber barons. Many used their wealth to build churches, canals, turnpikes, railways, great dams, hydroelectric plants, and enormous lumber mills. The history of the Quaker pioneers who settled in this northern wilderness near the great falls on the Hudson River is depicted in this book. These pioneers built the first water-driven sawmills and gristmills. Adirondack, Lumber Capital of the World depicts the areaas lumber camps, log drives, saw mills, pulp mills, tanneries, and the building of the Erie and Champlain Canals
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Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Adirondack : lumber capital of the world, Philip J. Harris
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23 cm.
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Extent
200 p.
Isbn
9781605636801
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