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Lumberman’s Monument

Lumberman's Monument-EF-0103Lumberman's Monument is wonderful place to visit for young and old alike.  The U.S. Forest Service offers educational programs relating to lumbering history and  wildlife.

Lumberjacks, long  winters, cold hard work.  River rats always wet, driving the "herd" to market.   The Stories, tales and myths of lumberment are legend. Lumbermen's Monument is  a reminder of men who worked hard and played hard. Men who fought the elements ans hard as they fouhgt each other. Men willing to work long and hard for  little pay and questionable fame to cut the "big sticks" that housed the nation.    Lumberman's Monument stands on a scenic bluff overlooking Michigan's historic  AuSable River. The nine foot bronze statue was errected in 1931.  Its cost of $50,000 was borne by descendents of the lumbermen that came in search of  Michigan's White Pine. The three figures on the statue represent the most noted stages of logging. The sawyer with an ax and cross-cut saw, the river rat with a peavy, and the timber cruiser with a hand compass. The Huron-Manistee National  Forest is the caretaker for Lumberman's Monument.  The lands surronding the  statue are set aside for histoic, educational and recreation uses. Enjoy your visit to  Lumberman's Monument and the National Forest.

Access: Take the River Road Scenic Byway approximately 14 miles west of Oscoda. The site is also easily  reached from Tawas City/East Tawas by Monument Road. And from Hale, north on  M-65 approximately 20 miles to River Road Scenic Byway, then east on the  byway.

Lumberman’s Monument
Huron Shores Ranger Station
5761 North Skeel Road
Oscoda, Michigan 48750
Phone:  (989) 739-0728

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