Caulk boots

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Caulk boots, calk boots,[1] or cork boots (pronounced "cork" and usually called "corks")[2] are spike-soled boots[3] worn by loggers, tree planters and other forestry laborers in many places,[4] but particularly associated with the lumberjacks of the timber-producing regions of the Pacific Northwest and Canada.[5] They are worn for traction in the woods and especially in timber rafting, and were part of the traditional lumberman's basic equipment, along with axe, peavey and crosscut saw.[6]

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References

  1. "Logging Operations", OSHA
  2. "Caulk Boots", Stanhope Heritage
  3. "Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920 - 1998: Glossary". Center for Columbia River History. Retrieved 2008-01-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "...spiked-soled boots were introduced across the New Zealand logging industry...", NZ Dept. of Labour
  5. "Ottawa Valley Expressions". Retrieved 2008-01-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "TIMBER!! LUMBERJACKS, LOGGERS & TREES", Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

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