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William A. Holmes & Son logging crew after loading a railway car
Dickinson County Library


Log transportation

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Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3

Photograph of a William A. Homes & Son logging crew taken somewhere east of the Michigamme River. William A. Holmes is standing fourth from the left in front of the narrow gauge railway car filled with logs. Tom King, a Chippewa Indian who lived in and around Dickinson County for many years, is holding his hat against his leg. The lumberjack behind King with his foot resting on the log and a cant hook over his left shoulder is Patrick ""Paddy"" Costigan.

William A. Holmes & Son logging crew after loading a railway car

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