Thursday, May 28, 2015

Weeding White Spruce Seedlings in 1940 in Northern Minnesota

In this 1940 photo, William Turcott, CCC enrollee from Spruce Lake Camp, is shown weeding a 1-0 white spruce seed bed. Two Harbors. August 9, 1940.

Note snow fence cover used to protect the young seedlings during the first year.

Knife River Nursery. (L.J. Prater) Superior National Forest.

About the Superior National Forest from Wikipedia:

Established in 1909, the Superior is known for its boreal forest ecosystem, numerous fresh clean lakes, and a colorful cultural history. Known as a water-rich Forest of lakes, rivers, and bogs, the Superior National Forest includes the one million acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. More than 2000 lakes and rivers, both inside and outside the Wilderness, offer a chance to boat or canoe where Native Americans, voyageurs, missionaries, loggers, and explorers once traveled.

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