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Date:  date unknown

Description: Three men stand in the snow in front of the Wisconsin & Northern Railroad engine #2 (the second locomotive with this number) in the woods on the Menominee...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Copy photograph of a steam train pulling railroad cars loaded with large trees.

Historical Essay

English Tudor Logging Camp

The story of how the lumber town of Elchon, WI came to be as aesthetically pleasing as any main street in England or France.

Photograph

Logging Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Loaded logging train flanked by piles of logs.

Photograph

Logs at Sawmill

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Exterior view of an International Harvester sawmill, with logs stacked on railroad cars on a railroad track.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Loggers posing on narrow-gauge railroad tracks with a railroad velocipede and cant hook near Saddle Mound, a large hill that dominates the local area in Ja...

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Description: View up logging railroad tracks running through the woods.

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.

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Two men stand on a log supsended from a steam powered crane at an International Harvester logging operation. Large logs are in the foreground.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

Date: 1930 

Description: Factory worker spray painting a corn sheller at International Harvester's Rock Falls Works. Corn shellers are suspended from the ceiling in the background.

Date: 1903 

Description: A work crew of the Upham Lumber and Manufacturing Company near Athens, Wisconsin. The men are riding on a flatbed car of the Abbottsford and Northeastern R...

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...

Photograph

Logging Trains

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Description: Holmes Sons logging railroad ready to start for landing. Three steam engines pictured. Primary engine pulls flatbed cars loaded with logs.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from shoreline of the Fairchild & Northeastern steam locomotive pulling a load of logs over the Black River bridge near Greenwood. A man is standing o...

Photograph

Railroad Log Car

Date:  

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

Photograph

Log Hauling Train

Date:  date unknown

Description: Train pulling a long load of logs through the woods. Horses replaced oxen teams and are used along with wood burning trains to haul logs.

Date: 1888 ca.

Description: A logging crew of the Upham Lumber Company, together with the company's locomotive, "Old Vanderbilt," formerly the Wisconsin Central Railroad's Engine No #...

Photograph

Railroad Grade

Date: 1959-04 

Description: The Mississippi River Logging Company's railroad grade two miles south of Weyerhaeuser over Soft Maple Creek, built about 1875-76.

Date:  date unknown

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...

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