Voices from the Past based on "Daylight in the Swamp"Name: Voices from the Past based on "Daylight in the Swamp"Date: June 14, 2018Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDTWebsite: http://www.benzonialibrary.orgEvent Description:Voices from the Past based on Daylight in the Swamp
Benzonia Academy Lecture by Andy Bolander
Co-sponsored by: Benzie Area Historical Society, Benzonia Public Library, & Mills Community House. Refreshments by Friends of BPL. Guest of honor, Edith Overlease.
Daylight in the Swamp book is based on oral history's of logging in Northwest Michigan collected by William and Edith Overlease. Stories of direct participants from the 1890s to 1916, though some accounts go back to the 1880s. The transcriptions retain the dialect and vocabulary of the old lumberjacks and workers. This work is an unparalleled primary source for anyone interested in the lumbering history of Northwest Michigan. These tapes have been digitized by The University of Michigan. Bolander will discuss the tapes, playing segments that illuminate the history of logging in Benzie County.
Andy Bolander is a volunteer and researcher with the Benzie Area Historical Museum. He is a rail and car ferry enthusiast and a nerd for all things Ann Arbor Railroad.