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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'

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Description: Rail siding and hand car with crew at Slashing, Waupaca County. Three men stand on a hand car. Another man sits on a load of logs in the background.

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 #...

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: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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.

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

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Description: An enormous log is secured on a flat rail car parked in a rail yard. Three men are making sure it is fastened properly. More logs are visible on rail cars...

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

Photograph

Logging Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Loaded logging train flanked by piles of logs.

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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...

Postcard

Weeds Mill

Date: 1885 

Description: Photographic postcard of Weeds Mill. View of the mill with smokestacks and logs piled on the pond shoreline waiting for processing. A steam locomotive is v...

Postcard

Logging Museum

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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...

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Railroad Tie Mill

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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...

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

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Description: Two workers posed in front of a steam engine carrying logs for an International Harvester sawmill.

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Description: A train pulls a load of very large tree trunks. Several men stand between the large logs.

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Description: A postcard with two images functioning as a "before" and "after" of forestry. The image to the left features a forest with ferns and shrubs covering the g...

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