By Michael Moyer
June 12, 2009
What most people don't realize is that it wasn't the local folks that did this. It was the timber bosses and to this day people are still defending what they did even though the average logger was working for a living and had no choice about what was going on. Towns were made and busted overnight and the little guy and his family would have to pull up and keep pace with the work or starve.
It's a different world today and thank goodness it is. I'm glad we have some protections or the new bosses would mow down the woods like they did in Grandpa's day. Unfortunately the tree huggers have no more concept about the woods than the guys protecting the big company. It's all propaganda on both sides really.
Take a moment and seek out the old folks. Ask them how it really was and take note. They might have some good ideas about our future, how to use the woods better, and how to avoid some of the mistakes of the past.
Received June 05, 2008 - Published June 12, 2009
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