A tale about what Minnesota was really like back in the time of the lumberjacks and what it took for a family to survive. There were good times, hard times and sometimes a laugh or two made their lives a bit easier. Wil Morgan did whatever it took to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head.
Monday, August 15, 2011
In the logging camps in early Minnesota, there was a traveling group of preachers who visited the logging camps each Sunday. Some were very good preachers and some, not so much. The good Sky Pilots collected a living wage from the offering plate. The bad ones preached to empty rooms.
One of the best Sky Pilots in this area was Herb Peters. There weren't many lumberjacks that hadn't herd him preach salvation and some took the Fire and Brimstone to heart.
The Sky Pilots were responsible for the small turnout on paydays at the local watering holes. Some of the Ladies of the Night were forced to move, on all because of Sky Pilot, Herb Peters.