The History of The Lumber Industry In The United States

From the precolonial period to the twenty-first century, the history of the lumber industry in the United States spans hundreds of years. Beginning with the British timber speculation, subsequent British colonization, and the development of America.

When colonialists began to develop this land, lumber was found to be their most precious resource at the time. Today, the logging industry continues to grow as lumber remains one of our most plentiful natural resources, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Let's take a journey into the history of our original renewable energy source and our means for development.

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