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GEORGE”S TALES OF THE WOODS

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

 

GEORGE’S TALES OF THE WOODS

In January , 2008 I was surfing the web looking for information on a sawmill named Pino Grande located some forty miles east of Auburn, California in the Sierra Nevada. To my delight I found a story by a John Barnhill telling about looking for old railroad bridges in that area.  I sent him an e-mail saying I had built bridges up there in the 1930s, and would enjoy writing some stories about working summers in a logging camp for The Michigan-California Lumber Company.  He agreed to post these stories on a web site:

             http://www.trainweb.org/foothill/micalmain.html

If you are interested my stories of laying rail, building bridges, loading logs, and having a good time where we transported logs by narrow gauge rail, pulled by shay locomotives, and all this before chain saws, give this site a look.

George Parker

February 2010