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Author Topic: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings  (Read 1672 times)

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Offline SwampDonkey

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Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 01:14:51 pm »
Interesting guy. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Manage 80 acre tree farm in central Missouri and Mesquite timber and about a gozillion saguaros in Arizona.

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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 04:48:06 pm »
A short video from the History channel.



The flooring in his cotton mill used southern hard pine. ;)

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 07:14:18 am »
Interesting.  I used to like reading about JR Booth - until i spoke to some old timers who actually knew him and worked for him.  I had NO respect for him after that !!

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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 10:41:52 am »
We have the book now, waiting for Christmas to read it I guess as I see it's been hidden from view. ;D Actually, the "Boss" was well thought of in Marrysville, now a suburb of Fredericton.

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

'If she wants to play lumberjack, she's going to have to learn to handle her end of the log.'
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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2015, 09:33:09 am »
Sounds like a good read.

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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 11:41:29 am »
Thanks for sharing. I think I will pick up a copy. looks like a good read.

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Re: New Book Coming Out About One of New Brunswick's Early Timber Kings
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 10:45:38 pm »
Was curious as to what you might know about the Michigan lumber baron.  Beautiful place and its history is pretty interesting.
A National Historic Landmark, Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home of one the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, her second husband Alfred Wilson, a lumber broker and their four children, Frances and Danny Dodge, and Richard and Barbara Wilson. It exists as an indirect product of the achievements and good fortune of her first husband, automotive pioneer John F. Dodge, co-founder of Dodge Brothers Motor Car Company who quickly prospered in the burgeoning auto industry before his tragic death in 1920, leaving Matilda one of the world’s wealthiest women. This fortune not only built one of America’s finest residences and country estates, it also supported numerous Detroit charities and organizations, and made possible the founding of Oakland University.
 Alfred Wilson, a lumber broker?





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