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Chippewa Falls

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of Chippewa Falls during the winter.

Photograph

Round Lake

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Description: The curved shoreline of Round Lake. A rowboat is drawn up to the sandy shoreline on the right. The surface of the water is smooth.

Date: 1904 ca.

Description: Five men stand on or nearby a sled loaded with logs and pulled by two horses at the landing at Hein's logging camp. There is snow on the ground.

Photograph

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls taken from high ground.

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Description: Looking down the Flambeau River near Little Falls. There may be a logjam in the distance.

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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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Description: The Big Lumber Mill seen from across the Chippewa River under cloudy skies, with smoke coming out of several smokestacks

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Arc Welding

Date:  date unknown

Description: Franklin Fransway receives vocational training in arc welding.

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Chippewa Falls

Date: 1890 

Description: Chippewa Falls seen through trees.

Date: 1909 

Description: A studio portrait of Company C of the Wisconsin National Guard in uniform.

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Irvine Park

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Margery Bish sits on the wooden stairs at Irvine Park. Two men stand further back on the tree-lined path. Irvine Park was established in 1906 on land donat...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls with a park and river in the foreground.

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Capt. R.N. Conners

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Description: Studio portrait of Capt. R.N. Conners [or "Connors"], seated and wearing a uniform.

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Description: Elevated view of the riverfront, railroad tracks, and river, "as viewed from Joseph McGuire's."

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Obey and Gunderson

Date:  date unknown

Description: Agricultural forum in Chippewa Falls. Speaking is Congressman David R. Obey, and next to him is Congressman Steve Gunderson. Gunderson was the only represe...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of large room filled with machinery inside a lumber mill.

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Description: View from shoreline of lumber mill on the bank of the Chippewa River, with steam emitting from the smokestacks. A bridge over the river is in the right bac...

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Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls from the south side of the river below the falls. The image includes the Sheely House Tavern, railway buildings, box cars, a train with five...

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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