2 edition of Michigan"s white pine era found in the catalog.
Michigan"s white pine era
Rolland H. Maybee
Includes bibliographical references (p. -).
|Statement||by Rolland H. Maybee.|
|LC Classifications||TS806.M5 M3 1988|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||54,  p. :|
|Number of Pages||54|
|LC Control Number||89622133|
It only took less than a half of century to clear-cut most of the white pine in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The resulting devastation on the land and wildlife can still be felt, almost two hundred years later. Very few stands of white pines are left. Hartwick Pines State . Michigan, the Wolverine State, joined the union in Located in the center of the Great Lakes, Michigan is divided into two land masses known as the Upper.
White Pine (P. strobus) is native and easy to recognize with its needles in groups of are fine, soft needles. Its cones are three times as long as they are wide. This is the state tree of Michigan. This was the preferred pine species during Michigan’s lumber era, because it occurred in pure stands and floated well. The Old Growth Forest Trail is, without a doubt, the most popular foot trail in Hartwick Pines. The mile loop draws more than a quarter million people a year who use it to access the heart of the parks acre tract of virgin timber, the largest continuous stand of old growth white pines in the Lower Peninsula.
The white pine is a stunning tree that once grew in enormous stands in the Upper Peninsula. The Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary is one small stand of mature trees protected by the Michigan Nature Association near Copper Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula.1 My wife Kathy and I walked through this forest, which may be the last stand of virgin white. White Pine Mine, White Pine, Ontonagon Co., Michigan, USA: A former Cu mine. Opened in Owned by Northern Copper Co. The prior owner was Echo Bay Mines. Reopened and shut down in .
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From Preface: “‘Michigan’s White Pine Era’ was originally published in using funds bequeathed to the Michigan Historical Commission by Dr. John M. Munson. The president of Michigan State Normal College (present-day Easter Michigan University) from toDr.
Munson was concerned that ‘the citizens of Michigan have adequate Author: Rolland H. Maybee. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Maybee, Rolland Harper, Michigan's white pine era, Lansing, Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan's white pine era, Paperback – January 1, by Rolland H.
Maybee (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, "Please retry" — Author: Rolland H. Maybee. 13/52, photo by Wenström. This week is Arbor Week, a week dedicated to celebrating and planting trees. One tree for Michiganders to celebrate is the eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), which was Michigans white pine era book as our official State Tree by Act 7 on March 4, Here’s an edited summary of what I’ve learned about white pines.
In “Michigan’s White Pine Era, ” (Michigan History vol. 43, Michigans white pine era book ), Rolland H. Maybee describes a typical Michigan lumber camp, circa Many camps of this era accommodated sixty to one hundred men.
Typically, there would. Michigan designated the towering eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) as the official state tree in as a symbol of Michigan’s rich logging history (also the state tree of Maine).
All State Trees. White pine was the focal point of Michigan's lumber industry in pioneer days. It was the white pine that allowed the heyday of the lumber industry.
Many white pines were over years old, feet in height and five feet in diameter. Michigan’s pine became important as the supply of trees in the northeast was used. ByMichigan was producing as much lumber as the next three states combined. As the official state tree of Michigan, the white pine has a high standard to uphold in Northern Michigan’s outdoors.
MyNorth contributor and Petoskey-based writer Russ Capaldi shares his Author: Russ Capaldi. Pioneer lumberman, Frank N. Cookson, was in charge of this final drive of the white pine era.
Harvey Saunders, a nephew of Cookson and a Maine logging veteran, was the foreman. The giant pine logs for the drive were harvested in the fall of in swampy ground at the head of the Driggs River in Schoolcraft County.
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Evidence of loggers still remains in the woods of early 21st century Michigan, as evidenced by this white pine monolith in the woods near Otsego Lake. For some reason, the tree was "notched" but not felled. Later, fire scorched the stump. Source: Photograph by Randy Schaetzl, Professor of Geography - Michigan State University.
Michigan's foremost lumbertowns, flourishing urban industrial centers in the late 19th century, faced economic calamity with the depletion of timber supplies by the end of the century. Turning to their own resources and reflecting individual cultural identities, Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon developed dissimilar strategies to sustain their urban industrial status.
The best white pine was called “cork pine,” and Michigan was loaded with it, especially in the Saginaw Valley. Dorothy Langdam Yates writes in her History of Midland County () that in the last big year of logging — — the Saginaw River floated million pine logs, representing a staggering 25 billion board feet of lumber.
White Pine Nominations Non-Fiction. 10 books — 1 voter OLA White Pine Nominations White Pine is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Ontonagon County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The CDP had a population of at the census.  White Pine is located within Carp Lake : Ontonagon. White Pine is located in the Upper Peninsula near Silver City.
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#3 Best Value of 3 places to stay in White Pine Special OfferBook Direct for Best Rate. The Cedars Motel. Show Prices. 25 reviews. miles from White Pine #7 of 11 hotels in Ironwood. Pine logging in the Upper Peninsula began to assume greater importance in the s, and the virgin stands lasted until about The peak of Michigan’s great timber harvest was reached in when mills cut a total of billion board feet of lumber, mostly pine.
White Pine brings the natural world of survival right The moods are lonely. But “lonely” isn’t quite accurate because in her interactions with the natural world, Oliver frequently comes up close to death, which gives her poems a mystic quality, and mysticism tries to come as /5.ntil recently, the largest known white pine in both Michigan and the United States was at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula.
When it was last measured init had a inch girth and was feet tall, though one of its main twin trunks had broken off. Last spring, a park interpreter noticed the other.
It only took less than a half of century to clear-cut most of the white pine in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The resulting devastation on the land and wildlife can still be felt, almost two hundred years later.
Very few stands of white pines are left. Hartwick Pines State park in Graying Michigan has one of the oldest.