A Rough and Perilous Life: The Redwood Loggers of Woodside

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Folger Stable in Wunderlich County Park
4040 Woodside Rd., Woodside CA

Featuring Lisa Robinson, President of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum. During the early 1850s, the redwood forests surrounding the community of Woodside were alive with lumbermen hoping to “strike it rich.” A “timber beast” had to possess tremendous grit to fell the world’s tallest trees with almost no mechanical equipment. Learn the whole story when you join the Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks November 12 at 3:00 P.M. for the Folger Stable Speaker Series featuring local historian Lisa Robinson. The talk will be followed by a demonstration of redwood shake splitting by Lud McCrary. Frank "Lud" McCrary co-founded Big Creek Lumber in 1946 in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where they created protective forest management practices. He is particularly interested in farming, local history, logging history and enjoys sharing his skills with future generations.

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