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By Eric Sloane

The particular wisdom of which wooden is suited for which job, the prepared id of local timber, the reverence for wooden, the instinctive wisdom that wooden can hot the soul in addition to the physique -- those virtues of a bygone age are revived in Eric Sloane's awesome paintings. seriously illustrated, with a piece on identity of approximately sixty local bushes, A REVERENCE FOR wooden presents an illuminating view of the source that made attainable quite a bit of the early payment of North the USA.

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He sliced away some forest brush so I could get a better look. Resting on a bed of leaves and young shoots was the hulk of an old apple tree well over three feet in diameter. It had fallen from old age, yet some of the branches which were still living when the old tree fell had struck into the ground and miraculously taken root to become offspring of the parent tree. As the fallen trunk decayed, new apple saplings had rooted all around it, giving the appearance of a family gathered around a dead giant on his bier.

But the, Boston and Worcester Railroad used 8,000 cords and the Western Railroad (between Worcester and Albany) used 18,000 cords. All of the railroads in Massachusetts used 53,710 cords. 25. c. /865 Looking north from Cornwall over Connecticut's Berkshires, one sees an unending series of rolling hills. From the Revolution to the Civil War this land had given most of its tree growth to feed the iron furnaces. Every thirty-five years, which is sufficient time for hardwood trees to grow into useful timber, the hills were harvested.

Everard Hinrichs 43 Until the 1860's the farmer was hailed as the most noble and independent man in American society, but suddenly he became a national comic figure named Reuben or Silas, with funny boots, chin whiskers, and hayseeds in his ears. He and his ways were old-fashioned, and "old-fashioned" had become a shameful word. " When the boys came home from the war, it was usually just to pick up their clothes and head for a job in the city. During the period of the Civil War, the upheaval of American society resulted in much ugliness and some deterioration of taste.

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