Giant white pines, steam engines, sawmills, flumes, wooden matchsticks, railroads, forest fires, mill fires, lumberjacks and lumber camps.
These are just a few parts of Idaho's colorful timber history. Timber helped build Idaho then...,
and it continues to do so now. Click on the links to explore many aspects of our forest history.
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The Clearwater River Log Drives: A Photo Essay (PDF)
University of Idaho 1924 "The Idaho Forester" publication U of I, (pdf 240kb)
Flumes and Fluming in North Idaho By Cort Sims, (PDF 874kb)
Logging in Bonner County Sandpoint.com
Overview Report: Idaho Panhandle Oral History Study (PDF 376kb)
Idaho State Historical Society
Museum of North Idaho
Clearwater Historical Museum
Priest Lake Museum
J. Howard Bradbury Memorial Logging Museum, Pierce, Idaho
Boundary County Museum
The Forest History Society