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Date: 1911 

Description: Yawkey-Bissell Lumber Co. main line logging railroad tracks “through virgin pine timber” south of Trout Lake.

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

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: 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...

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.

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: 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...

Photograph

Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

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

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...

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...

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: Loggers pose on narrow-gauge railroad tracks with a railroad velocipede and cant hook near Saddle Mound, a large hill that dominates the local area in Jack...

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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: 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

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.

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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.

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

Date: 1915 ca.

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

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...

Photograph

Railroad Log Car

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

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