Tug Hill Commission to Hold Webinar September 21 on Logging in 1930s and 1940s


Published: August 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

By: Press Release from Tug Hill Commission


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September 21 Webinar on Logging in the 1930ís and 1940ís


Watertown, NY Ė Please join the Tug Hill Commission on Tuesday, September 21 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the first of several Fall 2021 history-related webinars. Ernest Leigh Portner, owner of Portnerís Sawmill, will narrate a slideshow of images taken during logging on Gould Paper Company lands in the 1930ís and 1940ís, as well as inside the Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper mill. Leigh, born in the Lee Center area in 1933, was a logger all his life and came from a family of loggers. This will be the first time Leigh provides his presentation online, sharing his unique knowledge of the history of logging on Tug Hill and in the Adirondacks.


Register in advance for the presentation at tinyurl.com/portnerlogging, or on the commissionís website at www.tughill.org.











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