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Description: The Big Lumber Mill seen from across the Chippewa River under cloudy skies, with smoke coming out of several smokestacks

Photograph

Man in Tuxedo

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Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait in front of draperies of a man standing in a tuxedo and white shirt and tie, with his hands crossed behind his back.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Winter scene with William Irvine (1851-1927) seated in his sleigh next to his daughter Ruth (1891-1987) wearing a hat and wrapped in furs, Chippewa Falls,...

Photograph

Stone Park Shelter

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Description: A stone park shelter with a gabled roof at Irvine Park. Trees stand around the shelter.

Photograph

J.B. Bartlett Farm

Date: 1895 

Description: A small herd of Jersey cows, and swine on the farm of J.B. Bartlett. A house with a porch is in the background.

Date: 1904 

Description: Logs floating down the river beneath the bridge on the Chippewa River. On the far shoreline are billboards. One advertises for "J.R. Sharp Hardware." Men a...

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.

Painting

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...

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Description: Numbered letterhead of the First National Bank, with a map of Wisconsin and a starred location marker for Chippewa Falls, a medallion, and a flowering stal...

Date: 1926 

Description: Vacationers in the parlor of the Basswood in Long Lake. A banner on the piano in the background says: "Northern Wis. State Fair."

Photograph

River View

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: River view near Brunet Falls.

Photograph

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...

Map or Atlas

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.

Photograph

Cygnet Films

Date: 1968-10 

Description: Bill Duren (in the background), owner of Cygnet Films, talks with a production assistant during shooting for a training film. Cygnet Films, which was based...

Photograph

Lumberyard in Ruby

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of men, women, and a child posing on boards at a lumbering and sawmill operation. The camp was operated by Edward Hahn, who named the communi...

Date: 1927 

Description: Rustic, log cabin gas station in Chippewa Falls with a traveler's vehicle being filled with gasoline. It is not clear if the young woman in overalls is a p...

Postcard

Railroad Depot

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Railroad depot with train approaching the station.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: East Main Street, including the H. Werner store.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Interior view of the First Presbyterian Church chancel decorated for Christmas. There are several decorated Christmas trees, an arch and crosses covered wi...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The square, four-story brick Chippewa Shoe Company building, located at the intersection of Bay Street and River Street looking North. There is a fire esca...

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