Tuesday, August 16, 2011

December 7, 1941

   On December 7, 1941, the timber industry came to a near screeching halt with the attack on Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into a real shooting war. It was known far and wide that lumberjacks were a patriotic lot and the first to enlist in the US military.
   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.
   You can find the EBook Kindle edition of "The River Calls" at Amazon.com and at peaceriverbooks.com.    The Peace River Books blog is updated each day. 
   I invite you to visit "The River Calls" blog site each day for a small look into what life was like a long time ago.

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