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The South's Amazing Forests
Texas Forestry Museum
Sound |
1970s |
| English
  • Highlights
    An older man recalls "the old times"
    Clear cutting controversy in the 1930s
    Big mills arrived in the southern woods and cleared the forests
    The "good ol' days" saw mass unemployment and empty land
    Civilian Conservation Corps members fought fires and planted trees
    Many people enjoy the outdoor recreational activities offered by healthy woods
    Some foresters work primarily in labs, rather than in forests
    Machines now do all the work
    "The South leads the whole country in producing poles of pinewood."
    The narrator speaks about controlled fires