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Helvetia


Lumber camp

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This photo from about 1910 shows a young family in a lumber camp. The arrival of the timber industry and the railroads that carried the timber changed life in Helvetia. Residents had access to paying jobs and a ready market for their timber. Families also began to grow extra produce for sale to the lumber camps and local hotels. Photo by Aegerter.



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