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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...

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: 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

Lumber Camp

Date:  date unknown

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

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: Logging Museum in Rhinelander.

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

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...

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: 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 #...

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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: 1911 

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

Photograph

Logging Trains

Date:  

Description: Holmes Sons logging railroad ready to start for landing. Three steam engines pictured. Primary engine pulls flatbed cars loaded with 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:  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...

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...

Date: 1903 

Description: A work crew of the Upham Lumber and Manufacturing Company near Athens, Wisconsin. The men are riding on a flatbed car of the Abbottsford and Northeastern R...

Photograph

Loading Pine Logs

Date:  

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

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