At work in the woods, pp. 37-46
Emil Kohlbeck and Joseph Gerl enjoy a game of cards in the bunkhouse. Courtesy of Alfred Wenzel Mike Baltus Story M From the Wausau Record Herald March 20, 1954 "We worked in the woods from daylight to dark. I remember a winter at Camp 3 near the Big Eau Pleine river when we were hauling logs on a two-trip road. They had a lot of logs cut in the woods and it was breaking up on March 1st. My brother-in-law, William Drollinger, was foreman and he said, 'Boys, let's try and get in all we can. I'll give you a half day's time for every trip you make.' So we were all willing each to outdo the other and we kept it up for 13 days and 13 nights, without unharnessing our horses, and thereby finishing the job. On St. Patrick's Day we all celebrated, but how those horses ever stood the rap I cannot figure out to this day. I do know that the teamsters were all in, for it was just eat and go, that's all. "In the matter of hauling big loads, I claim credit for loading and hauling the biggest load of logs ever loaded and hauled in Wisconsin. It was done in 1910 at the R. Connor Company's Camp No. 8, northeast of Rozellville. The biggest load scaled 29,441 feet, the hemlock logs measuring from 18 to Biggest load of logs. Courtesy Ronald Schuette 24 feet."
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