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Near Thurmont in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wood Hauler's Sled

Catoctin Mountain Park

 

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Wood Hauler's Sled Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, August 5, 2018
1. Wood Hauler's Sled Marker
Inscription. Using a pair of horses or mules, wood haulers moved half a cord at a time on rustic sleds like this one to the charcoal hearths. They unloaded the four-foot logs and stacked them on both sides of the sled. They then circled back on the coaling road to pick up another load where the cutters had ranked, or stacked, the logs. Local residents, including whites, free blacks, and slaves, worked as cutters or haulers—or at both jobs.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 38.684′ N, 77° 26.563′ W. Marker is near Thurmont, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Park Central Road north of Foxville Road (Maryland Route 77), on the right. Touch for map. On the grounds of Catoctin Mountain Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14799 Park Central Road, Thurmont MD 21788, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making Charcoal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood—the Essential Ingredient (about 500 feet away); Collier's Hut (about 500 feet away); Preparing the Hearth (about 500 feet away); Signs of the Past
Wood Hauler's Sled Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, August 5, 2018
2. Wood Hauler's Sled Marker
(about 700 feet away); Fueling the Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making Whiskey (approx. half a mile away); Blue Blazes Still (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thurmont.
 
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Wood Hauler's Sled image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, August 5, 2018
3. Wood Hauler's Sled
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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