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Shanty Boys, Peaveys, and River Hogs - Michigan's Lumbering Days
Cost: $10 Late in the 19th century, Michigan had more millionaires than nearly every other state. The names of those lumber barons are part of Michigan’s story: David Whitney, Arthur Hill, Henry Sage, William Atwood, Charles Hackley and Henry Crapo. Lumber was “green gold”, worth more than the gold from California’s Gold Rush. The way of life for the lumberjacks or shanty boys as they called themselves was unique to them. Everything at the lumber camp had a name: widow-maker, Gabriel’s horn, river hogs, swampers, skidders, big wheel, log mark, and the most important person, cookee (cook.)
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : History and Culture
Date(s) : 10/12/2018
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Balkam Rochelle
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED