Caulk boots

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Caulk boots, calk boots, or cork boots (pronounced "cork" and usually called "corks") are leather nail-soled boots[1] worn by loggers and tree planters in the timber-producing regions of the Pacific Northwest and Canada.[2] They are worn for traction in the woods and especially in timber rafting, and were part of a lumberman's basic equipment along with axe and crosscut saw. Loggers and others who work in the woods still wear corks today.

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  1. ^ "Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920 - 1998: Glossary". Center for Columbia River History. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Ottawa Valley Expressions". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 

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