Minnesota Historical Society

White Pine Industry in Minnesota

$ 17.95

A reprint of an authoritative and influential history.

The old-growth forests of Minnesota, at one time covering 70 percent of the state, played a major role in the development of the Upper Mississippi Valley. Telling the complete history of the white pine industry, Agnes M. Larson brings us back to a time when Minnesota’s lumber business was thriving. Larson recounts the development of the region with a wealth of information, including the building of the railroads and bustling mill towns; the daily lives of lumberjacks, loggers, river-drivers, and jam-breakers; and the final devastation of the forests.

  • By: Agnes M. Larson
  • Format: Paperback, 448 pages
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816651498

Agnes M. Larson (1892–1967) was professor of history at St. Olaf College.

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