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Carnegie Library

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Description: View from street of a Carnegie Library, a stone building on a low hill.

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Description: One man sits in the bow and one man stands on shore holding the stern of a birch bark canoe at the edge of a lake. They may be Indians. The man in the cano...

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Ruins of Cyclone

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: An overturned car sits among broken pieces of wood, including a broken chair, in a field. An arrow and the words: "Richard Sikora Killed Here" points to th...

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Lumber Mill

Date: 1906 

Description: View from rocky shoreline of a lumber mill on the banks of the Chippewa River. Smoke is coming out from a smokestack.

Date: 1907 

Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline opposite a lumber mill on the far shore of the Chippewa River, with a bluff rising above it to the right. Boulders are o...

Date: 1921-05 

Description: A man drives an International Model G-61 truck on a rural road with power lines. The truck was operated by G.E. Hutchinson's Standard Oil Company business.

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Ruins of Cyclone

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: The aftermath of a killer tornado, including an arrow and caption that reads: "William Berg Killed Here." In the background near the farmhouse are a group...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Hoenig Brothers & Co. two-story hardware and undertaking storefront. A man stands to the left of the building.

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Description: Five men holding hunting rifles sitting or standing to the left of a log cabin (only a corner of which is in the image) in front of the hanging carcasses o...

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: View across railroad tracks of the canning factory in the aftermath of a tornado. The top of the brick structure and the smokestack has been blown off. Pil...

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Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down retail street. Cars are parked along the curbs. The stores include: Victrola's dealer, a cafe, a recreation parlor, a restaurant, a clothing stor...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of some eighty members of the extended Meinen family on the occasion of the golden anniversary of two of its members. They are stand...

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Description: Two buildings on the grounds of the South Side Manufacturing Company stand side-by-side in a furrowed dirt yard. The larger building has a large lean-to fi...

Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Stanley Public Library. The library opened in 1901 and was funded with a $15,000 donation from Mrs. S.F. Moon. Above the mai...

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Description: Bridge Street, looking north, with commercial buildings lining both sides of the street, and numerous horses and buggies on the street, and many people sta...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group portrait of eight members of the Meinen family on the occasion of the golden anniversary of two of its members. The portrait was taken in front of tw...

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Log Jam at Big Eddy

Date: 1905 

Description: Log jam at Big Eddy on the Chippewa River during the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company log drive.

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Big Load of Logs

Date: 1903 

Description: A man sits atop a very high load of logs on a sled pulled by three horses. There is snow on the ground. Numbers are written on the cut ends of the logs.

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Town Skyline

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Description: Elevated view of park-like, lightly-wooded area with Duncan Creek running through it. A dirt road runs over a bridge to the left. The skyline of Chippewa F...

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