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Photograph

Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

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

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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.

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

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...

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

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.

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....

Photograph

Logging Train

Date: 1907 ca.

Description: Loaded logging train flanked by piles of logs.

Date:  date unknown

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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Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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)

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

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

Postcard

Logging Museum

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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