About the Logging Camp
While you enter the Museum, stop watching the “Northwoods Saga” video within the video center. The “Northwoods Saga” gives a short history of logging. It shows contemporary logging strategies. After seeing the video, you will definitely understand the financial and historic importance of signing in Wisconsin’s past and present.
The Forestry Museum is full of artifacts that bring the change associated with the century camps back once again to life. You can find resources and equipment the farm accustomed plant and harvest crops. Classic family devices speak to the work intensiveness of everyday life. Sleighs and buffalo covers can be found close to old dugout canoes. Collections of initial script and coins can be obtained next to the original account ledgers. Slim against a section of a historical white pine when you study the rings establishing the high points of centuries of record.
Households can marvel at tools, like the cumbersome two-man saws, cruiser equipment and stamp hammers used by the lumberjacks whom struggled in coldest winters to harvest woods for a nation that was developing and broadening westward. Framed photos from the wall space illustrate several of the most hard jobs performed when you look at the daily life among these hearty timber guys. Practices familiar with transport logs towards the railroads and rivers may also be featured in the museum. Find out how draft ponies were able to pull huge sleds piled thirty foot high with logs. Over time, Wisconsin’s loggers obtained the information as to how to selectively harvest the forests to harmonize the requirements of nature and man.
After viewing the tough lifetime of the lumberjack, no body will likely be surprised that the essential males in the logging camps were the cooks! See Paul Bunyan dimensions cooking tools including frying pans three legs across and imagine a cook using them to organize a lumberjack-sized morning meal of flapjacks, eggs and sausages.
As well as on your way on, view a blacksmith pound and form your own good-luck “mini” horsehoe throughout the forge. The Blacksmith store is amongst the original buildings during the Farm, and Blacksmith works at the original forge.