|Aaron in the Lumber camp store|
|Listening to the cook in the camp kitchen/dining hall.|
The Forest History Center has a nice indoor museum/displays that tell all about all sorts of things associated with lumber. There are a lot of neat videos both historical and informational (like how matches, paper and particle board are made) and fun things to touch and see.
Then we went on a tour outside that took us to the Lumber Camp. The setting is around 1915. There is a camp store, a bunkhouse, root shed, kitchen and dining room, saw sharpening and fixing place, barn (with horses), blacksmith and wood worker and then a houseboat sort of thing. There are also a bunch of lumber sleds.
The cook was ready to hire Aaron because he was a willing volunteer and could actually blow her dinner horn (I failed to get a picture of that!). Above he is wearing a yolk- ready to "go get water".
Checking out the houseboat. I think they may have used it when they were moving their logs downstream. There wasn't anybody at this station to tell us about it.
It was a fun day that we had. I enjoy those times that we can go do a little exploring as a family. Learning together, enjoying God's creation together are some of my favorite things!