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When you think logging you probably think Paul about Bunyan and his blue ox Babe Maybe you think of it as men just cutting down trees In all actuality logging is so much more It is estimated to be a 270 billion dollar a year business According to the Resource Conservation Alliance the global wood consumption is expected to grow over 50 percent in 2050Ax Men Logging is a very profitable business and it will always have a demand for jobsHistory of LoggingLogging in America dates back to the early 1600s starting with the arrival of the Jamestown settlers in 1607 Lumber became a very essential part of the North American economy Things like shipbuilding increased the need for lumber the demand for it growing at an exponential rate with the birth of the Industrial Revolution In the early 1830s Bangor Maine became the largest shipping port of lumber in the world moving over 87 trillion board feet from the area between 1832 and 1888 Sometime in the mid-1800s the style of making paper from wood pulp had been set in place where as it was made from rags and other materials priorAx Men With the supply of timber in the Midwest diminishing loggers were forced to search for new sources of the green gold Around the start of the 20th century the Pacific Northwest was becoming the place to acquire quality timber The region obtained its first sawmill in the 1820s and by 1890 Washington state logging companies were harvesting over 1billion board feet of timber per year Washington had earned the title of the top-lumber producing state in America in 1905 its lumber production reaching an all-time high of 76 billion board feet in 1926 compared to the mere 41 billion harvested in 2000 Ax Men In the 1800s loggers such as the Wikstroms who settled in the St Helens area began working with bull teams to haul their timber to
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