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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  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. 
  4. ^ "...spiked-soled boots were introduced across the New Zealand logging industry..." Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine., NZ Dept. of Labour
  5. ^ "Ottawa Valley Expressions". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  6. ^ "TIMBER!! LUMBERJACKS, LOGGERS & TREES", Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

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