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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....

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two workers posed in front of a steam engine carrying logs for 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

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....

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.

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

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.

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

Date:  date unknown

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

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: 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

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...

Postcard

Logging Museum

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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

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.

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.

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: 1915 ca.

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

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