Daylight in the Swamp: An oral history of logging in Northwest Michigan
by William and Edith Overlease
The authors began to interview the men and women involved with the logging industry in 1965, and recorded the 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.