Log drive camp near Hydraulic Falls

Log Drive Camp Near Hydraulic Falls, Near Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, ca. 1890: Taken near Hydraulic Falls in about 1890, this photograph shows a typical log drive camp. Note the cook tent and crew just right of center and the large kettles suspended and steaming over an open fire. Some typical lumberjack fare had colorful terminology. “Red horse” was either salt beef, corned beef or pickled beef. “Grapefruit” referred to cold, canned tomatoes. “Morning Glories” were flapjacks or pancakes served every breakfast. “Sowbelly” referred to fat pork pickled in brine and served daily. Food at a logging camp was referred to as “chuck.” At the right is the air pipe which served the Chapin and Ludington Mines with compressed air to work machinery, running nearly three miles from the Hydraulic Power Company at the Upper Quinnesec Falls (Hydraulic Falls) to Iron Mountain. A favorite pastime for several generations was “walking the pipe” to the falls and back. [Menominee Range Historical Museum], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Log Drive Camp Near Hydraulic Falls, Near Quinnesec, Breitung Township, Menominee County (later Dickinson County), Michigan, ca. 1890: Taken near Hydraulic Falls in about 1890, this photograph shows a typical log drive camp. Note the cook tent and crew just right of center and the large kettles suspended and steaming over an open fire. Some typical lumberjack fare had colorful terminology. “Red horse” was either salt beef, corned beef or pickled beef. “Grapefruit” referred to cold, canned tomatoes. “Morning Glories” were flapjacks or pancakes served every breakfast. “Sowbelly” referred to fat pork pickled in brine and served daily. Food at a logging camp was referred to as “chuck.” At the right is the air pipe which served the Chapin and Ludington Mines with compressed air to work machinery, running nearly three miles from the Hydraulic Power Company at the Upper Quinnesec Falls (Hydraulic Falls) to Iron Mountain. A favorite pastime for several generations was “walking the pipe” to the falls and back. [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Lumber camps
Water-power
Dickinson County (Mich.)
Date Created: 1890 (approximate)