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Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Group of people standing outside of the Tuscobia Cheese factory.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the city of Rice Lake with a lumber yard in the foreground, a railroad and Rice Lake at left.

Historical Essay

Lumber Company Scrip

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lumber company scrip issued by Knapp, Stout & Co., Barron County, Wisconsin, between about 1878-1890. (Museum object #N4001)

Photograph

Sunday Washing

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: The men of Rice Lake Lumbering Camp #6 do their laundry on a Sunday.

Date: 1872 after

Description: A group of men use a team of four horses to transport logs across snow-covered ground on a sled. Trees stand in the background.

Photograph

Phoenix Log Hauler

Date: 1914 

Description: Steam log hauler made by Phoenix Manufacturing Company of Eau Claire, pulling loaded skids through snow. Rice Lake lumber camp, overland spur.

Historical Essay

Copper Swiss Cheese Kettle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese at the Tuscobia Cheese Factory near Rice Lake, Wisconsin, c. 1910 to 1969. (Museum object #2004.64.1)

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Ernest Albert Hilfiker (1905-1993) poses with copper kettles in the making room of the Tuscobia cheese factory.

Date: 1938-10-12 

Description: Men work with a Universal crusher, used to crush 400 yards of gravel in 8 hours. The crusher was powered by an International PA-100 power unit owned by E.F...

Date: 1927-02 

Description: Cameron Street Scene, primarily documenting the Boortz Garage and Sales Room and its curbside gas pumps.

Date: 1872 date unknown

Description: A group of loggers poses for a photograph amongst cut logs in a snow-covered wooded area. The men to the middle of the image have their axes in hand, whil...

Date: 1872 after

Description: A view of the Rice Lake Lumber Company Mill, taken from a high vantage point. A formation of logs sits in the river while piles of finished boards sit in...

Date: 1890 after

Description: Dining room at August Mason's lumber camp.

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