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The Logging Era

The Logging Era

Local farmers, veteran lumberjacks and itinerant laborers found work from the 1870s through the 1890s at a half-dozen or more township logging camps.  By the early 1900s, nearly all of the area’s virgin white pine had been harvested, replaced by stump-strewn land that soon would be converted into farm fields.  One of the largest logging operations was known as the Albertson Camp, depicted here, on the west side of today's Church Avenue near its junction with the North Cloquet Road. (Esko Historical Society photo)

 

 

   

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