Yankee Loggers: A Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers

Yankee Loggers: A Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers

Yankee Loggers: A Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers

Yankee Loggers: A Recollection of Woodsmen, Cooks, and River Drivers

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Long before I became conscious of the corporate body styled International Paper Company, the sights and sounds of one of its components were familiar to me. This was a division of the parent concern's Woods Department known in Vermont, where I was born, and in New Hampshire, where I attended school, as the Champlain Realty Company.

In that time and place "Realty" seemed to mean the business of cutting trees and driving logs down the brooks, streams, and rivers to sawmills and pulp and paper plants situated in a far country referred to by woodsmen as "Down River." It was a time when much of eastern Vermont and all of northern New Hamp shire

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