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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.

Photograph

Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view of lumber camp with loggers posing in front of a train loaded with 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:  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

Loading Pine Logs

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Description: Workers loading pine logs in northern Wisconsin when there was still virgin timber for logging.

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

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 8 supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

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...

Photograph

Railroad Tie Mill

Date:  date unknown

Description: William Rogalsky's railroad tie mill, showing workers and logs ready to be milled. Photographer Charles J. Ruppenthal was known to have been active in Tige...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Train-load of logs with wood-burning Heisher geared locomotive and train crew.

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)

Date: 1896 ca.

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

Photograph

Logging Camp

Date:  date unknown

Description: Men posed sitting and standing in a logging camp in front of a steam locomotive. A man in the middle foreground is posed sitting and playing a concertina....

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Two workers perched on a steam locomotive pulling railroad cars loaded with logs. The coal car bears the name "Deering Southwestern Railway." The railway w...

Photograph

Logging Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Loaded logging train flanked by piles of logs.

Historical Essay

Logging and Forest Products

Learn about19th-century logging in Wisconsin, the growth and decline of the industry, and the after-effects of clear-cutting Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Steam crane loading lumber onto a railroad car for use at an International Harvester sawmill.

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.

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: 1915 ca.

Description: Mogul 8-16 tractor used to power a lifting outfit to load large logs onto freight car.

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