Words of wisdom after 46 years of logging

MISSOULA - After 46 years in the logging business and 35 years as owner of Salmon River Wood, Inc. out of Missoula, Joe Fraser had a few parting words at Pyramid Mountain Lumber's contract logger/landowner/log seller meeting May 3 in Seeley Lake.

When Fraser started logging, he equated it to a rite of passage from a boy to a man.

"It was a man's job. Young guys then wanted to be men. If you took it up and you were reasonably good at it, it gave you a chance to excel in an environment that you thought was worthy. It just so happened I was good at it. I just stayed with it," said Fraser.

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