Logging in the Central Sierra Carolyn Fregulia

ISBN: 9780738558165

Published: July 23rd 2008

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127 pages


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Logging in the Central Sierra  by  Carolyn Fregulia

Logging in the Central Sierra by Carolyn Fregulia
July 23rd 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 127 pages | ISBN: 9780738558165 | 5.26 Mb

The logging industry in the Central Sierra was essential to the expanding economies of both California and Nevada for well over 150 years. During the Gold Rush, harvested timber in the foothill region of the Sierra was used for mining activities, inMoreThe logging industry in the Central Sierra was essential to the expanding economies of both California and Nevada for well over 150 years. During the Gold Rush, harvested timber in the foothill region of the Sierra was used for mining activities, in the construction of early day communities, and as fuel. Extensive logging of forestland in the higher elevations came with the advent of hard-rock mining, which required incredible quantities of timber.

During the 1860s, the Comstock Lode of Nevada put a tremendous demand for lumber on the east slope of the Sierra. By the time the Comstock had concluded, much of the eastern face was denuded, with over one quarter of the prehistoric forest gone. Advances in technology further fueled the logging industry during the first half of 20th century. The Sierras logging days are waning now, but as this volume shows, it once played a vital role in the mountains economy, lifestyle, and identity.



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