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"Log Drive Nears Turners Falls" article in Greenfield's Gazette and Courier newspaper
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As the lumber cut from Massachusetts and the upper Connecticut Valley began to drop, the annual log run began to fall off. The decline was perceptible from its height in 1907. Floating logs downriver was inherently wasteful, with many logs lost due to being waterlogged. By the 1930s trucks moved most of Massachusetts' much reduced timber harvest and the riverman's way of life had entirely disappeared.
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