The timber companies were able to stay in business, but just barely. Contracts with the US War Department kept some of them running. Others survived by partnering up with their previous competitors.
Timber was needed more than ever for the war effort. There were barracks and railroads to be built and there was a great need for timber, a lot of it. Things that the logging camps did by man and horsepower changed to gas and steam powered machines.
The lumberjacks didn't win the war single-handed, but they made a great effort that nobody will ever forget.
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