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Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) will host a presentation by Leigh Portner of Rome, NY, on early logging in the Adirondack and Tug Hill regions. The program will take place on Saturday, April 8th, from 1:00-3:00pm at The TAUNY Center. Portner will narrate slide shows on the history of the Linn Tractor and the Gould Paper Company’s work using those tractors in the Adirondacks in the 1920s through the 1940s.


“They say, he with the most Linn tractors, wins!” Portner tells us, and he himself is a contender. A logger all his life, coming from a family of loggers, he drove Linn tractors from when he was fourteen years old working in the woods, and he has four of the machines now. He also has a great deal of unique knowledge, not recorded elsewhere, of the history of logging around the region as well as his own family’s experience in the Tug Hill woods. His talk will range from Linn’s beginnings in Maine and circus work, to the Adirondack Moose River logging camps, to stories and footage of his family’s logging work in the 1930s and 1940s. Portner will also be joined by special guest Jay O’Hern, author of the new book, Adirondack Logging: Life and Time in the Early Years of Logging’s Mechanization, which includes chapters featuring Portner’s experience and recollections.


This presentation is a part of a Tug Hill Program Series in conjunction with TAUNY’s current exhibit, “Venerable Folks of Tug Hill.”

 

There is a suggested donation of $5 for this event. Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.


The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, downtown Canton. TAUNY is a nonprofit organization that showcases the folk culture and living traditions of New York's North Country, offering opportunities to experience, learn about, and reflect on issues related to life in our rural region. More information is available at tauny.org.



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Photo: Linn Tractor hauling wood in Donald, Canada, 1927. Photo courtesy of Leigh Portner.


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