FOR MORE than 50 years during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Saco River Valley and its tributaries were the scene of some of the most intensive logging ever to take place in the rugged and wild White Mountains of New Hampshire. In this book retired Vermont forester and longtime rail buff Bill Gove takes readers back to the days when timber was king and lumberjacks cut their way through the virgin wilderness. Based on more than 30 years of research, Gove examines the colorful history of the six logging rail lines that once operated along or near the scenic Saco River, as well as the many controversial figures who were behind these labor-intensive timber operations. Gove presents vintage photos plus nearly a dozen original maps and charts detailing practically every aspect of logging operations.
Published by Bondcliff Books
8" x 10½"; paperback, 142 pages, more than 150 photos & maps, $24.95
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