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Topics covered;Wood and the early pioneer Clearing the land with logging bees The log cabin was a sturdy first homeEvery settler wanted a plank houseThe reason for the sawmill The early hand-powered whip-saw was inefficient and expanding towns needed lumberHow the sawmill workedWater power, the muley and rotary sawsSetting up a lumber campThe cook's best friend was the beanThe lumberjacks' exciting, dangerous livesThe choppers sharpened their axes like razors. Their cries of "timber" rang through our forestsThe skidders could be crushed by the logs they hauled to the skidroadThe teamsters, to move their huge loads, poured water on the skidroad to make it icy smoothThe riverdrivers leaped for their lives as they prodded the logs to the sawmillWestern loggingHuge trees called for ingenuity