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By Jason Todhunter
Montana Logging Association 

Timber Roots – Conifer Logging


Last updated 10/6/2022 at 4:33pm

This story starts in the early 1900's on a Norwegian fjord when the mine shut down and 18-year-old Ole Lucken left for the USA to find some work. He ended up in the Great Falls area working on farms and ranches until he went to work at the smelter in Great Falls. It was a common practice at the time to change your name to fit in better so he changed his last name to Anderson. He met and marrie...

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