So the frozen Wisconsin tundra is why we have waited to finish filming. But where to do the actual logging? In 1910 they were cutting virgin forests of white pine. Finding a location that had trees that hadn't been logged recently proved difficult. Since 1910 growth has happened, but typically the trees have been felled and replanted, sometimes multiple times, since then. After months of searching, we contacted Eau Claire County Parks and Forest and were given permission to film on county land and even cut down several trees. The white pine you see here would have been scrub in 1910, and thus left uncut by loggers, and has since grown to towering 100-year-old growth.
Led by a Wisconsin hands-on-historian who routinely logs the old-fashioned way, our cast will use restored vintage tools--crosscut saws!--to fell some of this beautiful timber. We will capture on film what it was like for the lumberjack of 1910 to work this cold and hard, yet majestic landscape. Timber!