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Life and Lumbering in Chippewa Falls

Read about the life and career of photographer Alfred Bish who documented the lumbering industry and daily life in the Chippewa Falls area.

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Town Skyline

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Description: Elevated view of park-like, lightly-wooded area with Duncan Creek running through it. A dirt road runs over a bridge to the left. The skyline of Chippewa F...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: The river steamer "Chippewa" drawn up alongside shore on the West Eau Claire Levee. Several dozen people are standing along the outside of the three decks.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View from across street of the J.W. Mason hardware store, next to a barbershop. A horse and buggy are driving past the store.

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Description: Interior view of the Chippewa Falls Library. In the foreground are reading tables and chairs. Bookshelves line the room. A large card catalog is in the spa...

Date: 1915 

Description: View across river of an "old mill." There is a waterwheel attached to the left side of the mill. A small waterfall and a number of trees and foliage surrou...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of large room filled with machinery inside a lumber mill.

Date: 1932 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered for the milk strike at Stanley.

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Lumber Planing Mill

Date: 1899 

Description: Several wagon loads of lumber stand in the yard of a planing mill.

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Hollon Richardson

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Description: First Lieutenant Hollon Richardson of the 7th Wisconsin Volunteers, Company A, Iron Brigade.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Exterior view of high school.

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Bailey Family Group

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Description: Four members of the Bailey family, two men and two women, stand and sit around a small table in front of a fireplace. There is a music stand below the wind...

Date: 1919 ca.

Description: Color postcard of the Chippewa Shoe Manufacturing Company building, Bay Street & River Street, looking north.

Date: 1919 

Description: Interior view of the Boone Tire Factory. A man is using a machine to wrap canvas around a rubber tire.

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Description: Interior view of the Chippewa Falls Library. In the center is a six drawer cabinet holding a potted plant, surrounded by small reading tables (children's t...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Peter Selb, Ben Dietrich, J.A. Lockwood, Matt Dietrich, and John Downing pose around the hand engine of the volunteer fire department. All but Selb were ch...

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City Plans for Cornell

Date: 1867 

Description: Drawn map showing planned development of Cornell, including a couple of schools, Oakwood cemetery, the public square, and several bridges and dams.

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Main Street

Date: 1927 

Description: View down Main Street lined with shops. Cars are sporadically parked along the curbs. There is a hotel, the Fritzstoldt tailor, soda fountain and drug stor...

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Description: Group portrait in front of a painted backdrop of some 22 members of the F. and G. Stanley families, associated with the F. and G. Stanley Manufacturing Pla...

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Description: Five men holding hunting rifles sitting or standing to the left of a log cabin (only a corner of which is in the image) in front of the hanging carcasses o...

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