The World To-Day Volume 9, No. 5

The World To-Day Volume 9, No. 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...often requiring the use of dynamite. These last touches given, the first snow and ice form a smooth, level surface, which in favorable logging years remains almost unbroken throughout the season. This surface is carefully watched by the lumbermen, who, by sprinkling the road until an icy crust forms, repair the rough and broken places, or by placing hay on the surface of the snow retard the spied of the teams at critical points. As soon as it is possible for the tote team to make its first trip into the woods it is sent in loaded with the varied materials to be used in constructing the camp. The heavy timbers which form the walls of the little shanties are hewed out from the surrounding forest, but the boards which are needed for the roofs and floors, a few windows to light the dim interiors, and the rough benches and tables which form the furniture, are all brought in over the tote road. A large range or stove, the coarse but warm bedding, and the various dishes used for cooking or at mealtimes are also among the most necessary things which form part of one of the early loads. The little settlement, which is usually placed in a sunny clearing, sheltered by the hills which rise behind it, consists of a few very simple buildings, varying in number according to the extent of the operations. When a large number of men are employed, four or five buildings are generally required, a cook camp, men's camp, stable and office, with perhaps a blacksmith's shop besides. In a small camp, however, the cooking shanty and sleeping quarters may be combined, and only a stable erected in addition, where the blacksmith's work can be carried on as well. The cook camp, like all the other buildings, is well and solidly built of logs, the with the dawn, dinner is...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531175
  • 9781236531179