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In Years Past

May 2, 2014

In 1914, the old-time logging bee when the men of a neighborhood assembled to haul the logs into piles and burn them had its counterpart this day down on the Hundred Acre lot in Jamestown where 200-300 from city schools and others interested were busily engaged in cutting, hauling, piling and burning the underbrush and rubbish. Logging bees were now only a memory. When the country was new, the settlers devoted their efforts to clearing the land. Timber that now would be worth untold sums, was piled and burned. There would never be any more bees in this section because there were no more logs and if there were, they would be too valuable to dispose of in that manner.



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