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Essay On Minnesota's Lumber Industry

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Minnesota’s lumber industry helped Minnesota grow to the state it is today. How the industry started. Frederick Weyerhaeuser was a rich businessman who owned a lumber industry in Wisconsin and when all the trees were harvested he moved his operations to Minnesota. The lumber industry was soon to be at its peak because of Frederick Weyerhaeuser. What the industry was like in the late 1800’s. It was hardworking and paid enough to survive off of and cooks were paid the best. In the 1880’s lumber industries started major investments to cut down trees and produce lumber on a large scale. By 1900 there was more than 400 lumber industries operating in the state. Minnesota was ranked 3rd in the nation in lumber production. The lumber
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