In Logging Along the Moose River: The Story of the Victory Branch Railroad, retired Vermont forester and longtime logging and railroad historian Bill Gove takes readers back to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when timber was king in this remote corner of Vermont's hardscrabble Essex County.
Through words and with the aid of nearly one hundred photographs, illustrations and original maps, Gove offers up a one-of-a-kind history that touches on not just the logging operations in the immediate vicinity of Moose River, but also the workings of the former Victory Branch Railroad, over which millions of feet of cut timber were once transported.
Maps, Acknowledgements, Foreword, pp. vii-ix:
A Valley of Trees, pp. 1-7;
A Railroad into the Valley, pp. 8-24;
Stevens Mills, pp. 25-35;
The Mill at Bog Pond, pp. 36-53;
The Sawmill at Damon's Crossing, pp. 68-88;
The Valley Grows Quiet, pp. 89-100;
Bibliography, pp. 101-102;
Index, pp. 103-105.
Bondcliff Books, softcover, 142 pages, B&W photographs and maps.