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Lunchtime Learners, Green Gold!  Friday, June 13th, 11:45am – 1:00pm, Senior Services Building, 4700 Dublin Ave, Midland.

Logging the white pine was Michigan’s wealthiest and most important industry in the 19th Century.  Michigan’s white pine helped to build the transcontinental railroad, towns and farms in the Midwest, rebuild Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire, and was also shipped to Europe.  In this program, the audience will learn about the importance of the white pine lumber industry, the work of the “shanty-boys,” life in the logging camps, and how Michigan was affected by the lumber industry.  Rob Burg, former historian at Hartwick Pines will present.

For Lunchtime Learners programs, aim to arrive by 11:30am in Trailside and after your table is called, take your lunch into room 160. The talk will begin close to 11:45am as possible and end by 1:00pm. Space is limited in the room, so please call ahead to reserve your spot and register for lunch at 633-3700. Lunches are by donation to those over 60 or $5 for those under 60.