Book of the Week #6

They Sawed Up a Storm: The Women's Sawmill at Turkey Pond, New Hampshire, 1942 by Sarah Shea Smith (Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2010)

"In 1942, a group of New Hampshire women operated a sawmill on the shores of Turkey Pond, Concord. The sawmill, one of two on the pond, was built by the U.S. Forest Service to saw up what remained of the logs stored in the water from the 1938 hurricane. They Sawed Up A Storm is a book about this group of women, the 1938 hurricane, the timber salvage efforts and the determination of the people of New England." (publisher's website)

Sarah Shea Smith, who lives in Newmarket,  is Extension professor and forest industry specialist, at the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.

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