WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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The WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Presents a program titled

            OLD TIME LOGGING AND RIVER DRIVING

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

7:00 PM


This program is being presented by the Warren County Historical Society and will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 15 Burke Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804.

The presenter will be Dick Nason, who, for 35 years, was a forester for Finch, Pruyn and Co., Inc. of Glens Falls. He has an avid interest in logging history and forest management. He is currently writing a book on river driving on the Hudson River and its tributaries and on Finch, Pruyn’s early forest management.

The program will be about the old-time logging and river driving in the Adirondack region. Dick will be showing pictures that go back nearly 100 years and he will show movies that were taken in the 1930’s and 1940’s. He will bring some “show and tell” items as well.    

The picture at the left shows the Big Boom around 1900. The picture at the right shows sluicing four-foot pulpwood through the Boreas Dam in 1937.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.


 

 

 

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