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LGM Film Club, Part 222: Logging in Idaho

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I haven’t done a logging film in a long time, which considering my long-term interest in the profession and its history seems unlikely. So let’s watch this 1926 film Logging in Idaho, which does a great job at getting why this was unbelievably dangerous job. The old log drives along the rivers, which it needs to be noted are pure snowmelt and thus very cold, were a great way to die. And lots of people did. I couldn’t also help but notice the denuded mountains and wonder about all the erosion and what that would do to the salmon, but there’s a reason we have pretty well destroyed the planet and probably will finish the job in the next couple of decades. It’s not hard to find out why.

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