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Biography - Hon. Orrin W. Robinson

Persons, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Served two terms as Lieutenant Governor. In 1873, he organized the Sturgeon River Lumber Co., which built mills in Hancock. In 1887, the mills were moved to Chassell. The town was named by Mr. Robinson in honor of Mr. Chassell, of New York City, who was connected with one of the Houghton banks and maintained a summer residence there. After the business was sold to the C. H. Wooster Lumber Co., he continued to serve as general manager and after 1885, as a director. [Head and shoulders portrait of Orrin Robinson.]

Scanned: November 14, 2006


Lumber Camp

Loggers, Dwellings, Lumber Camps, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Logging, Jacob Onkalo's Lumber Camp Near Bruno Creek Twin Lakes.

Scanned: October 10, 2011


Sawyers

Loggers, Dwellings, Lumber Camps, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Logging, Sawyers [Three men, one older and two younger, standing next to a recently sawed down tree in winter]

Scanned: October 10, 2011


Logging Horses

Loggers, Dwellings, Lumber Camps, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Logging, Logging Horses [Two men and two horses team a lumber towing sled during winter]

Scanned: October 10, 2011


Lumber Winch

Loggers, Dwellings, Lumber Camps, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Logging, [Lumber Winch in action]

Scanned: October 10, 2011


Lumber Winch

Loggers, Dwellings, Lumber Camps, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Logging, [Lumber Winch in action, looking up at a tree being processed ]

Scanned: October 10, 2011


Log Towing

Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Saw Mills, Woody Plants, Trees [Numerous logs on a horse drawn sled in winter.]

Scanned: October 11, 2011


Loggers

Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Saw Mills, Woody Plants, Trees [Seven logging men stand upon or next to a large felled tree.]

Scanned: October 11, 2011


Lumber Cars

Railroad Companies, Railroads, Cars, Forest Products Industry, Lumbering Copper Range Railroad Lumber and Sawdust. [Image shows CCR cars loaded down with lumber and piles of sawdust. A man in a white hard hat supervises.]

Scanned: June 2, 2015


Mr. Ojala's Portable Sawmill

Forest Products Industry, Lumbering, Manufacturing Process, Mills and Millwork, Saw Mills, Woody Plants, Trees Mr. Ojala's Portable Sawmill [Man sits amidst various timber cuttings]

Scanned: October 10, 2011