Definitions

Winfield Scott Gerrish

Winfield Scott Gerrish

Winfield Scott Gerrish is credited with revolutionizing lumbering in the U.S. state of Michigan by building a seven-mile-long logging railroad from Lake George to the Muskegon River in Clare County, Michigan in 1877. Although not the first logging railroad in the state, Gerrish's railroad was very successful. The use of rail allowed year round transportation of any size tree to the sawmills where unpredictable rivers were previously used.

Search another word or see Winfield Scott Gerrishon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;