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Log Drives on the Connecticut River

By Bill Gove

THE Connecticut River has long been an artery of commerce, but never more so than during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the river hosted what some claim were the largest log drives in the nation. Here historian Bill Gove tells the story of these annual springtime drives, which began in the forested wilds of northern Vermont and New Hampshire and ended several hundred miles downriver at the mills near Holyoke, Massachusetts. Among the central characters in this story are hard-driving lumber baron George Van Dyke and the many rugged and fearless loggers and rivermen. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs and maps, this book brings to life this unique era of New England history.

Log Drives

Published by Bondcliff Books

8" x 10½" paperback, 236 pages, more than 250 illustrations, $29.95

ISBN 1-931271-08-9

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