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Couple on a Bridge

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Description: Rear view of a man and woman standing on a wooden bridge in a wooded area.

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Sample Pine Log

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Cut sample pine log mounted as an exhibit in Irvine Park.

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Victorian House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from street of exterior of the Leslie Wilson residence, a large Victorian house, at 320 Superior Street. A sidewalk runs in front of the house and tre...

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C.W.P. Company

Date: 1927 

Description: View across lower section of dam at Cornell Wood Products Company. In the background are factory buildings, a tall smokestack, and a water tower.

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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...

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Description: View across river of several houses and other buildings standing at the edge of the Chippewa River. One building has stilts supporting the back porch over...

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Description: View down middle of Bridge Street, looking north. A busy retail street with buildings on both sides, numerous horses-and-buggies, and many pedestrians on t...

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: At Hein's logging camp, a crane mounted on a railroad train lifts logs onto a flatbed railway car. Other logs are stacked on the snowy ground. A number of...

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Stone Park Shelter

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Description: A stone park shelter with a gabled roof at Irvine Park. Trees stand around the shelter.

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C.W.P. Company

Date: 1927 

Description: Elevated view over dam of the site of the Cornell Wood Products Company. On the opposite shoreline is a pulpwood stacker, tall smokestack, water tower, and...

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Description: Several men stand on or near the porch of Glen and Star's Mill. A utility pole is to the left of the building and a line of other buildings stretches off i...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Several buildings in the complex of the F.G. and C.A. Stanley Manufacturing Plant. The largest building is labeled "F.G. and C.A. Stanley." A smaller build...

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Description: The Chippewa Spring House, a small round building with a conical roof with a sign over the door reading "Chippewa Spring," sitting off to the side of a dir...

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Huge Log Jam

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline of a log jam of about 150 million feet of logs, stopped at the piers of Pound, Halbert, and Co., which stood in about 40...

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Description: A few dozen men stand on and around a sandy path surrounded by low shrubbery. They are wearing work clothes, and some of them are carrying bowls filled wit...

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Description: About a dozen men stand in the woods by a large tent. The carcass of a deer is hanging from one of the trees. A horse stands nearby. There are some traces...

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: The clapboard Hickory Park Cottage stands at the edge of a wooded area. A man holding a gun stands behind cut logs to the right of the cottage. There appea...

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Railroad Log Car

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Description: A railroad flatbed car loaded with logs and sitting on railroad tracks.

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Tornado Aftermath

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Description: The wreckage of buildings on the John Hedler farm after a tornado. An intact wooden barrel and part of a wooden fence stands in the center foreground. A la...

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