Old Time Lumbering Demonstration CFSP PA Edward Frank
July 29, 2009


On May 24, 2009, as part of a "Living History Weekend" at Cook Forest State Park, PA, Dale Luthringer, Environmental Education Specialist at the park, gave a presentation on old time lumbering operations in the area. Dale dressed in period garb and discussed the history of the the logging operations in that part of Pennsylvania and demonstrated many of the hand tools used by loggers of the time.  The presentation lasted about 90 minutes and I videotaped it.  I have edited down that presentation to a total of about 55 minutes that capture the main content of Dale's presentation.  I have posted this program on YouTube under our (my) nativetreesociety channel.  Since the length of videos allowed on the server using a free membership is limited to 10 minutes, I have broken the presentation down into six individual clips of just under ten minutes each.  These can all be viewed on YouTube.  Now you all can have a chance to see our intrepid Dale Luthringer in action.  They are entitled "Old Time Lumbering Demonstration (1 of 6) through (6 of 6)."  The addresses for the individual clips sequentially are:

(1 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUhucPMVD5k
(2 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wmqVN5f_Xg
(3 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn15lyQXKXA
(4 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeT366l7IX8
(5 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLtcMZA5mq4
(6 of 6)   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaMw5yAFtxM

I encourage people to watch these clips and to learn something more about this time period in our history.  Also this posting will be a surprise for Dale, hopefully a pleasant one.  

Edward Frank

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