"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred A. Grace.
Author: Alfred A. Grace
Publisher: Good Press
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The cast of characters in Elizabeth Poehlman's book, Darrington: Mining Town/Timber Town reads like a Wild West novel set in Paul Bunyan country. But this is no novel - Poehlman has written a memorable small-town history.
Author: Elizabeth S. Poehlman
The cast of characters in Elizabeth Poehlman's book, Darrington: Mining Town/Timber Town reads like a Wild West novel set in Paul Bunyan country. But this is no novel - Poehlman has written a memorable small-town history. The book starts in the late 1800s with the struggles of Chief Wawetkin and the Sauk-Suiattle Indians to deal with the onset of miners and settlers throughout their homelands deep in what would soon be renamed the North Cascades mountains in the new state of Washington. Subsequent chapters feature gold-fevered miners (and a revenge murder); a hotel owner who asked to be deputized for a half hour to deal with a knife-wielding drunk the sheriff couldn't handle; the town doctor who kept a bear cub as a pet; the "sky pilot" minister who was too scared to preach in the rough railroad logging camps, opting to show slides instead; the Tarheels who followed the timber industry from North Carolina and brought their love of bluegrass and moonshine; the Depression-era housewife who distrusted banks and stashed her family's savings around her waist in a hidden money belt - enough to almost pay off their land and house. Darrington, as Poehlman learned while living there, may be backwoods, but never boring.
Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development J. Henry
Owusu ... Goaso, a small town in the Brong-Ahafo Region, nestled in Ghana's
tropical timber-rich rain forest was a few miles from Mim, a key town in that
Author: J. Henry Owusu
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics. Focusing primarily on Ghana, it examines the scramble to control the timber trade by various political and socio-economic interests, from the colonial to the neo-liberal era, and identifies and distills lessons from Ghana’s experience for Development policy and practice in Africa and comparable Developing countries in the 21st Century.
It seems that anything other than timber was unimaginable to most people. In
1904, 60% of Ålesund city burned: 700 houses were razed to the ground; after
this disaster, the national authorities finally succeeded in adopting a sufficiently
Author: De Proft, K.
Publisher: WIT Press
This book contains papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Timber Structures, which was held in collaboration with the Technical Centre of Wood Industry in Belgium. It explores the latest developments in wood products and their application as structural components. The focus of the included works is to draw attention to new research and real applications from both researchers and practitioners, and to present new and innovative ideas in this significant field. Rapid advances have recently been made in the development and processing of innovative ecologically friendly wood products. A variation of new structural shapes can now be fabricated and used to construct buildings and bridges which have minimal impact on the environment. Wood is particularly appealing since it is renewable and has no carbon footprint when it is harvested in a sustainable way. Timber structures are ecologically sound and comparatively low cost. The material lends itself to ground-breaking designs and new types of composites offer reliable, robust and safe materials. The content of this book comprises a range of topics: Material properties of wood; Durability aspects, service life modelling; Fire safety of timber structures; Protection against decay; Non-destructive inspection and monitoring; Glued, laminated structures, Xlam and CLT; Timber joints and connections; Vernacular wood and heritage timber structures; Timber housing and eco-architecture; Timber bridges; Large span timber roof structures; Shell structures in timber; Mixed, composite and hybrid structures; Computational analysis and experimental methods; Structural engineering and design; Seismic behaviour of timber structures; Protection of timber; Repaired timber structures; Rapidly assembled and transferable timber structures; Guidelines, codes and regulations; Structural failures; Art and craftsmanship.
About 600 county forests are among the largest: some are for recreation, some
for the growing of timber. About a hundred organizations, such as the Boy Scouts
of America, maintain local forests. 273. When did the planting of town forests start
Author: Rutherford Platt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.
Local disasters caused most mill-town exoduses—company mismanagements,
destructive fires, and exhaustions of timber resources. “Cut and get out” was an
old story throughout the bonanza era of East Texas lumbering. Most companies ...
Author: Thad Sitton
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Sawmill communities were once the thriving centers of East Texas life. Many sprang up almost overnight in a pine forest clearing, and many disappeared just as quickly after the company "cut out" its last trees. But during their heyday, these company towns made Texas the nation's third-largest lumber producer and created a colorful way of life that lingers in the memories of the remaining former residents and their children and grandchildren. Drawing on oral history, company records, and other archival sources, Sitton and Conrad recreate the lifeways of the sawmill communities. They describe the companies that ran the mills and the different kinds of jobs involved in logging and milling. They depict the usually rough-hewn towns, with their central mill, unpainted houses, company store, and schools, churches, and community centers. And they characterize the lives of the people, from the hard, awesomely dangerous mill work to the dances, picnics, and other recreations that offered welcome diversions.
It was her last official duty as teacher, and she wanted this event to be a gift, of
sorts, to the town of Timber Ridge for entrusting their children to her. Excitement
shone in the students' smiles and in the expectant looks on parents' faces.
Author: Tamera Alexander
Publisher: Bethany House
Dismissed from the university where she served as Professor of Romantic Languages, Dr. Molly Whitcomb travels west to start over in the secluded mountain town of Timber Ridge, Colorado, where she'll be teaching children. Her train stops in Denver, and on a whim, Molly purchases a wedding band--an attempt to cover a mistake, but also a chance at a fresh start. Sheriff James McPherson was eager to hire a schoolteacher, but Dr. Molly Whitcomb isn't what he expected. His instincts about people--which rarely miss the mark--tell him she's hiding something. And when Molly's secret is revealed, her reinvented life begins to unravel. What's more, she risks losing her newfound relationship with the sheriff and her renewed faith in God.
Boston merchants capitalized shipbuilding enterprises not only in coastal towns
such as Salem , Charlestown , and ... of local merchants , but also in inland towns
that had river access to the Atlantic and good timber lands but little local capital .
Author: Barry Levy
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, British colonists found the New World full of resources. With land readily available but workers in short supply, settlers developed coercive forms of labor—indentured servitude and chattel slavery—in order to produce staple export crops like rice, wheat, and tobacco. This brutal labor regime became common throughout most of the colonies. An important exception was New England, where settlers and their descendants did most work themselves. In Town Born, Barry Levy shows that New England's distinctive and far more egalitarian order was due neither to the colonists' peasant traditionalism nor to the region's inhospitable environment. Instead, New England's labor system and relative equality were every bit a consequence of its innovative system of governance, which placed nearly all land under the control of several hundred self-governing town meetings. As Levy shows, these town meetings were not simply sites of empty democratic rituals but were used to organize, force, and reconcile laborers, families, and entrepreneurs into profitable export economies. The town meetings protected the value of local labor by persistently excluding outsiders and privileging the town born. The town-centered political economy of New England created a large region in which labor earned respect, relative equity ruled, workers exercised political power despite doing the most arduous tasks, and the burdens of work were absorbed by citizens themselves. In a closely observed and well-researched narrative, Town Born reveals how this social order helped create the foundation for American society.
Settlement at the town now known as Pluck initially began in the 1850s, when
whites and blacks began moving into the undeveloped northern part of Polk
County. ... The town boomed so long as its sawmill had timber resources to feed it
Author: T. Lindsay Baker
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
A companion volume to his "Ghost Towns of Texas, More Ghost Towns of Texas" provides readers with comprehensive descriptions, histories, maps, and detailed directions to the most interesting ghost towns in Texas not already covered in the first volume. 199 illustrations. 95 maps.
As the day ended , the violent flame of the sun rolled back like sea waves across
peaks , meadows and the far - scattered clumps of timber . Within a year the new
town of Arrowhead would begin to grow at this same spot . In the beginning ...
Author: Robert L. Brown
Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This is the third in Robert Brown's series of picturesque guidebooks to another era. In text and photographs he has captured the sense of the historic as well as the nostalgic of a new selection of ghost towns and mining camps that dot the back country byways and high mountain valleys of Colorado.
In the 1940s, Glendale was a busy mill town. Historically, timber operators had
been plentiful in the area. In fact, one of the first mills there had been built by
Solomon Abraham around 1882, long before the town was incorporated. These
Author: R.J. Guyer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Forestry defined the culture of southern Oregon. Kenneth and Hallie Ford rose from humble beginnings with a single sawmill during the Great Depression and helped transform the state's timber industry. They founded one of the largest privately owned wood-products companies in the country, bringing the title "Timber Capital of the Nation" to Roseburg, Oregon. Their legacy remains today through the Ford Family Foundation, dedicated to educational grants and community improvements. Author R.J. Guyer explores the evolution of logging and the challenges faced by the hearty men and women who plied this trade.