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Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: People gathered around a horse-drawn buggy on the dividing line between the Ferris-Hagerty property and the Leighton-Wyoming mines. Harry Dankoler is to th...

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...

Read about John Till and his miraculous "medical" plaster treatment that got him arrested by the WI State Medical Board a number of times.

Photograph

Sunday Washing

Date: 1913 ca.

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

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Description: Letterhead of Northwestern Lumber Company of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, manufacturer of "Lath Shingles & Pickets", with two men in the woods, one poised with a...

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of men posed standing in a snow-covered logging camp. One man is holding a cat, and there is a dog standing nearby. The photographers wagon i...

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Description: "I am the man with measuring pole on my shoulder. At the age of 21 years I was sawing log in the woods. Since then I have seen the old time way go and the...

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Description: We tend to forget that at the time of the destruction of the forests, an emergency situation existed. The need for lumber for the building up of the...

Date: 1886 

Description: Logging crew posed in front of the buildings of D Sulivan's logging camp near Antigo, Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Onalaska, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group portrait of men posed standing, sitting and holding tools in a snow-covered logging camp in front of several teams of oxen and horses. One man holds...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Buildings and boats on water at or near an International Harvester logging camp or sawmill. A man is standing on a crane on the right side of the image, an...

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...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Madeline Island logging camp near Big Bay. Men preparing logs for a building, with three log buildings in background.

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

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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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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Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Group of men posed sitting and standing and holding logging tools in front of log buildings. There is snow on the ground.

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Lumberjacks Eating

Date:  date unknown

Description: Lumberjacks eating in a cook shanty; probably early twentieth century.

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