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Old-fashioned logging demonstration charms Lake Itasca visitors

Members of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers demonstrated logging methods from the early 1900s last weekend at Itasca State Park. The dense thicket of trees the loggers were thinning out presented obstacles for the horse team hauling out downed trees. The horses had some difficulty maneuvering through the forest, load in tow. Dozens of park visitors were cautioned to stay back and watch above for "widowmakers," parts of trees that could fall on them, residual branches from the removal process. (Ph...1 / 2
Fire-heated hot beverages warmed up even the chilliest visitor.2 / 2