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Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed holding logging tools. Three men stand with six horses. The group is standing on the snow-covered ground in front of a log building. Two...

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Dining room, probably at D. Sullivan's lumber camp.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Harry Dankoler, with an unidentified man, standing in front of horses and a wagon associated with the Leighton-Wyoming mining operation. Two other men sit...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Buildings at a logging camp or sawmill operated by the International Harvester Company. A horse can be seen in the right foreground.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Men working at the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp stand near a large building, possibly a sawmill, related to the mining operation. A steep hill rises in the...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A group portrait of the men at Joe Levine's camp no. 4. Included in the portrait are a dog, oxen, horses and a dead deer.

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

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...

Date: 1907 

Description: Loggers at dinner in the woods north of Glen Flora. The man in the center is filing his saw.

Photograph

Lumbercamp

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of two buildings at the lumber camp. A man stands outside of the structure nearest the camera. In the foreground, to the right, are logs, with tre...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of lumberjacks joined by their wives and children on a Sunday at the Auburndale Lumber Camp.

Photograph

Mining Camp Workers

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Workers in the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. The mining operation stretches up onto a steep hill littered with fallen trees. A two-story cabin is on the le...

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Description: Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company Camp 15. Lumberjacks posed atop a sled load of logs, scaled at 13,562 board feet of lumber.

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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...

Lesson Plan

Life in a Lumber Camp

Learn more about life in a lumber camp by using primary sources

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Lumber camp group, W.H. Rogers Lumber Co., near Nashville.

Date: 1960 

Description: This manuscript map of Taylor County, Wisconsin, shows the township and range grid, lakes and streams, "Chippewa trails, Indian trails" Indian villages and...

Photograph

Lumber Camp Group

Date: 1881 ca.

Description: Archie Young and crew at Yellow River camp.

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Lumbermen in their bunk house at Ole Emerson's lumber camp. Several of them have pipes in their mouths and their socks are hanging to dry.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: Workers at the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp. Piles of logs and boards are in the foreground.

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