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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.

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: 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:  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...

Postcard

Logging Museum

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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 

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: 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...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

Photograph

Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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.

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...

Date:  date unknown

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...

Date:  date unknown

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

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Photograph

Loading Pine Logs

Date:  

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

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.

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)
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