Monday, February 23, 2009

Lumberman's Monument

The Lumberman's Monument is about 20 miles west of Oscoda, Michigan. It is part of the National Forest in that area. It was built in 1931 as a monument dedicated to the lumbermen of Michigan.

Lumber used to be one of Michigan's main industries until the forests were pretty much depleted. As a result of that, they learned better forest management techniques and lumbering is still a part of Michigan's economy although not as large as it used to be.

This is a shot from behind the monument. The river is the Au Sable River. It used to be a major artery for the lumber industry. Now it is a fairly major river for canoeing.
A shot of the monument framed by a pair of red pines. It is in a very beautiful area. Surrounding it are some exhibits displaying various aspects of lumbering.

A close up of one of men.

A closeup of another.

And the other.

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