Browsing All posts tagged under »Lumbering era«

Dust to dust, with mystery in between

March 29, 2016


Back in December I was rummaging around in digital archives to see what I could find out about John H Silkman.  In the 1870s and 1880s he was a pretty big frog in the little pond of Torch Lake Township, with a lumber mill and a whole company town at Torch Lake Village.  The mill […]

The water, and under the water, the history

October 17, 2009


Scott Thomas (Views Infinitum), a photographer from the lake district of western New York, made an assignment: Water, he wrote, moves, stands still, creates and destroys.  Capture it. Around here, the water has pretty much captured us.  It’s our livelihood, our passion, our cradle, our place of rest.  And below the surface there are echoes of our […]