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Logging the Redwoods 
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145 pages 
Caxton Press 
Published 1996 
Journal of the West, Los Angeles, California, January 1976. Carranco, Labbe, Ericson, and Caxton have all combined their talents to bring forth a book that surely must be necessary for everyone interested in trees, conservation, industry, and the general welfare of the people who must depend upon the natural resources of the land for their livelihood. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.  
Book Description 
The story of the California redwood lumber industry also tells the stories of the men, the trains, and the land. Illustrations are outstanding for a vast collection of old historical photographs fill the pages. This is a MUST book for the historian, the railroad buff, and the timber enthusiast.  
About the Author 
Lynwood Carranco was born in Samoa, Humboldt County, California (a former Hammond Lumber Company town). He graduated from Eureka High School and Humboldt State College, and received the M.A. degree from Columbia University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sarasota.  
He spent time working in the mills and woods, and wrote many articles for scholarly journals on language, history, and folklore. He was the author of The Redwood Country: History and Language, and Folklore and Fundamentals of Modern English, a college remedial text. He was widely known as a reviewer of books on Northern California and the Northwest for Journal of the West and The California Historical Society Quarterly.  
Mr. Carranco was Associate Professor of English at Humboldt State College (now Humboldt State University), then Head of the English Department, College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California. Carranco married the former Ruth Cannam of Eureka. Their two sons are Bob and Don. The family home is near Arcata, where Mrs. Carranco still resides.  
John Labbe was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. His father was a doctor, but most of the families in the neighborhood were connected with the lumber industry, so the author spent most of his free time in the logging camps with friends and neighbors, and grew up with a great love for the woods.  
After attending Dartmouth College and the University of Oregon, the Great Depression headed him for the camps where the rest of his working life was spent as logger and lumberman, except for a stint in the army as machine-gunner in a heavy weapons company of an infrantry unit.  
He much preferred working for himself as a "gyppo" and occasionally worked for one of the larger companies. During his career he has worked at just about every job in the industry, from running lines to selling the finished product. The single exception, the author says, was highclimbing, which had no appeal for him, and was a job he much preferred to direct from atop a stump.  
Since retiring from active logging the author has devoted his time to research and writing about the subject he knows best. He is the co-author, with Vernon Goe, of Railroads in the Woods.

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