|William Pratt in the middle.|
I copied the six etchings reproduced in the article:
The images produce such an evocative view of the logging life. The journalist who wrote the article talks about the hard work required by the lumberjacks and the dangers involved, particularly by the drivers. He also mentions the boom which was designed to catch all the logs floated down the river. It was at this point where the logs would be separated by their owners marks and made ready for the sawmill. This also made me think of my family. I had another ancestor who lived on the Muskegon River in Mecosta County, Michigan. There is a deed in which he sold access across his property for the construction of a log boom across the Muskegon River.
Enjoy the images!