The log used was from an Eastern White pine which was about 193 years old. It was a
sapling around 1820 and was about 64 years old when Bessemer was founded. The tree was
located in Ontonagon County on property owned by the Steiger Timber company.
The log was harvested in 2013 at which time the stump diameter was 35”. An 8 foot section
was stored at the Steiger log yard and was donated by them for use as this statue which
commemorates a part of our past. More logging information can be found in the logging
story on our home page.