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Lumberjacks return to Rhinelander for Log JamSubmitted: 06/25/2016
RHINELANDER - Lumberjacks returned to Rhinelander Saturday for the 3rd annual Boom Lake Log Jam.

The event celebrates the city's logging history while showing off both old and new lumberjack skills.

"The lumberjack show is not something you see all the time, even up here," says Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Director Bill Clow. "People just like them. They're fun."

The lumberjack show featured a brand new lumberjack group this year.

"They do some pole climbing and everything," says Clow.

Log Jam is a celebration of Rhinelander logging history. So the event organizers try to incorporate events like the lumberjack show to show people how tough but cool logging was.

"The lumberjack show is kind of one of the ways we connect with that," says Clow. "We also have Ponsee with some equipment on the other end of the park. It's just one of the ways we do it."

This year, event organizers also focused on making Log Jam a community event. Based on the crowd, they think they did fairly well.

"More people seem to be aware of it this year than in the past and I think that's important," says Clow. "You need to know about something before you can come."

Story By: Karolina Buczek

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