Foreword Reviews

When the White Pine Was King

A History of Lumberjacks, Log Drives, and Sawdust Cities in Wisconsin

2020 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Regional (Adult Nonfiction)

For more than half a century timber ruled the Upper Midwest and beyond. Celebrated storyteller Jerry Apps tells of the heyday of logging: of lumberjacks and camp cooks, of river drives and deadly log jams. He explores the aftermath of the era, including efforts to farm the cutover (most of them doomed to fail), successful reforestation work, and the legacy of the lumber and wood products industries.