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BRWA Kicks off 2015 Watershed Words Lecture Series

 

On March 22nd, BRWA hosted Dick Rewalt of the Mason Area Historical Society (MAHS) for his presentation, "Historic Logging on the White River." This program the first of our 2015 Watershed Words Lecture Series.  Around 40 people attended the presentation held at the Delta Town Hall. Dick spoke for an hour and a half about the path and methods of transporting logs down the White River to Mason during the early 1900s. The presentation featured many photographs of the logging infrastructure on the White River, including historic and recent aerial images, as well as a 3D tour of the saw mill in Mason. Some of the original wood cribbing is still in place in the White River. It is possible to visit some of these sites, though the structures are most visible through aerial photography.

The MAHS has been able to piece together substantial information (and some guesses) about how the White River was altered to suit the needs of the logging industry, and how the day-to-day operations took place. This is thanks in part to local residents' stories and donated photographs. People with information or historic photographs of the logging that took place along the White River are welcome and encouraged to share them with the MAHS to help with their ongoing research. Stay tuned for more upcoming Watershed Words presentations!

 

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