Dynamite, Whiskey and Wood: Connecticut Log Drives

Connecticut log drives 1870-1915. Every year, river men drove over a quarter of a million spruce logs 300 miles from the river's headwaters near Quebec to sawmills in Massachusetts. Much of the lumber that built the cities of Greenfield, Holyoke, Springfield and Hartford came from those mills. Includes underwater footage, historical photographs, early film, newspaper accounts and personal reminiscences.

Category
Woods
Format(s)
DVD
Contents
black and white and color, sound
Year
2005
Length
57 minutes