White Pine Industry in Minnesota
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.