Olaf Olson's camp at Norway Lake

Olaf Olson’s Camp, Camp 3 or Camp 7 of the Morgan Lumber & Cedar Company, Norway Lake, Near Foster City, Dickinson County, Michigan, 1919: Lumberjacks and the kitchen crew posed outside of Olaf Olson’s camp, the Morgan Lumber & Cedar Company’s Camp 3 or Camp 7, at Norway Lake in 1919 – as the snow was melting from the rooftop – in this Breen Township scene. Logging and drive camps were often identified by number or the name of the foreman. Many camp numbers were interchanged and transposed with the passage of time. The roof appears to be of cedar shakes, covering two buildings and a “dogtrot” which connected them. Note that the snow hadn’t melted over the dogtrot. Notice that the lumberjack seated second from the right was holding the camp’s cat. [William J. Cummings], 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: Olaf Olson’s Camp, Camp 3 or Camp 7 of the Morgan Lumber & Cedar Company, Norway Lake, Near Foster City, Dickinson County, Michigan, 1919: Lumberjacks and the kitchen crew posed outside of Olaf Olson’s camp, the Morgan Lumber & Cedar Company’s Camp 3 or Camp 7, at Norway Lake in 1919 – as the snow was melting from the rooftop – in this Breen Township scene. Logging and drive camps were often identified by number or the name of the foreman. Many camp numbers were interchanged and transposed with the passage of time. The roof appears to be of cedar shakes, covering two buildings and a “dogtrot” which connected them. Note that the snow hadn’t melted over the dogtrot. Notice that the lumberjack seated second from the right was holding the camp’s cat. [William J. Cummings]
Subject(s): Lumber camps
Portraits, Group
Breen Township (Mich.)
Date Created: 1919