Logging and the Great Hinkley Fire

by St. Croix Scenic Byway on June 9, 2013

LoggingLogging and the Great Hinckley Fire

America was coming of age and lumber was needed to build the great cities and surrounding communities.  The greater St. Croix valley had more pine and hardwood forests than could ever be used up in a lifetime (or so it was thought).

Many came to strike it rich, others came to steal what the land had to offer, but the unwise practices used in cutting the trees caused death and disaster—and acts of heroism that saved many.

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