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Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man stands on top of the logs that are being loaded onto a railcar. Four African American men work to hoist them onto the car, standing at ground level....

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:  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...

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

Logging Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Loaded logging train flanked by piles of logs.

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

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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: 1915 ca.

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

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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.

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.

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: 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

Railroad Log Car

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

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...

Photograph

Loading Pine Logs

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

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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