Logging Camp

Photo Courtesy Grand Marais Historical Society
Life was never luxurious in the logging camps of Michigan's
Upper Peninsula. Rough roads chopped out of the forest led to the
hastily-constructed log buildings of the camp, which might house
up to 100 men.  Lumberjacks were renowned for their toughness
and strength, and a Saturday-night altercation in one of the local saloons
could have fatal results:  a headstone in Seney's Boot Hill
cemetery simply states, "Died fighten".

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