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Sanford in Midland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lumberman's Bunkhouse

 
 
Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
1. Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker
Inscription.  This building was built on site and shows how the lumberjacks lived in the white pine forests of the area. The sled with logs in front of the building shows one way logs were moved to the banking grounds in Averill with teams of horses. Another way to move logs is the red Big Wheel near the Saginaw Road area of the museum Property.

The logs were stamped on the end with the owners' mark and in the spring the logs were floated down the river to sawmills in Saginaw and Bay City where they were sorted by mark.

On the other end of the bunkhouse is the Blacksmith Shop. During Founder's Day Weekend a blacksmith sets up a forge and provides demonstrations of the trade. In the early days, a blacksmith was an important part of the logging camp or town.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 43° 40.55′ N, 84° 23.25′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Michigan, in Midland County. Marker can be reached from Smith Street north of West Saginaw Road, on the right when traveling north. Located at the Sanford

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Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2222 Smith St, Sanford MI 48657, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sanford Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Felix School (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Stump Puller (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Clare Bailey Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sanford Centennial Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
2. Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker
Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 12, 2020
3. Lumberman's Bunkhouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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