Please click on the link below to access an excerpt of an 1895 article published as part of a series on "How Fur Is Caught." This five- part series by E. Hough provides many insights regarding the trapping, logging, railroad operations and pioneer traditions of the Northwoods. The excerpt has been retyped in a more readable form, and has two long narratives regarding snowshoe bindings and a confrontation with a logger omitted.

Please be aware, some of the complete articles contain nativist and racist comments, sadly typical of early authors. The MWHS has chosen to preserve these early articles unedited with a cautionary note allowing the reader full context and the option to skip offending text.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of “How fur Is Caught II” excerpt.