What is it about White Pine? No other tree species in Ontario seems to inspire as much reverence and passion.
The history of White Pine is deeply intertwined with the history of people in Ontario. It has been an important species for Indigenous people for millennia, played a huge role in establishing Ontario’s cities, and has faced some tough challenges, including one that led to one of our province’s most amazing ecological restoration stories.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves — let’s start at the beginning!
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Today’s post comes from Sonje Bols, a Discovery Program Coordinator with Ontario Parks’ Northeast Zone.
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a lumberjack 100 years ago?
Was it a life full of adventure? Or was it a hard, grinding existence?
Did some lumberjacks really have superhuman strength? How much truth can be found in the legends and songs describing their feats, struggles, and triumphs?
Here are five objects from Marten River that illustrate what the life of a lumberjack was really like!
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