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Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Colorized view of Wissota hydroelectric power house and dam as seen from Lake Wissota upstream side. Wissota dam is east of Chippewa Falls.

Date: 1885 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls with a park and river in the foreground.

Photograph

Twelve Mile House

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: An old house in a rural area, with some broken windows, and a road in the foreground.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company log driving crew on the Chippewa River.

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Description: About twenty women sit at tables sewing on sewing machines in the sewing room of the Chippewa Woolen Mill.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: View across street towards the library, constructed of cut stone, one-story with raised basement.

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Description: One man sits in the bow and one man stands on shore holding the stern of a birch bark canoe at the edge of a lake. They may be Indians. The man in the cano...

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Description: Mary Pierce Bish plays an upright piano while her daughter Margaret Bish, standing to her left, and her mother Mrs. Pierce, seated to her right, look on.

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Brunette Falls on the Chippewa River. Several logs are jammed on a rock formation in the river.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Color postcard of new County Court House. E-378. It is a two-story white granite building with elm trees in front.

Photograph

Fishing

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Three men and a woman pose with a pole of a stringer of fish. One of the men holds his pet dog. Behind them on the left is a bathtub, hand-pump for water,...

Photograph

In the Laboratory

Date: 1920 

Description: Rial Herreman prepares a mixture in the laboratory of his drugstore in Boyd, Wisconsin.

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.

Photograph

Factory and Dam

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Description: Elevated view across dirt road of a paper mill on the shore of the Chippewa River next to a concrete dam. The mill has a tall smokestack. On the far shorel...

Photograph

The Eagle House

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Exterior of cabin in Chippewa County where Old Abe was kept after his capture as a wild eaglet. The cabin is referred to as the "Eagle House".

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Wilson House at 320 Superior Street. The house was owned by the proprietor of Wilson's Wholesale Grocery.

Photograph

Bill Duren

Date: 1968 ca.

Description: Bill Duren of Chippewa Falls, founder of Cygnet Films. Cygnet Films made training films. After his premature death, the company became known as Spectrum In...

Photograph

Irvine Park

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Margery Bish sits on the wooden stairs at Irvine Park. Two men stand further back on the tree-lined path. Irvine Park was established in 1906 on land donat...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Steamboat on Long Lake owned by Lorenzo Newman of Chippewa Falls. It is anchored at Newman Peninsula on Long Lake near a wet boathouse. The boat was operat...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Cover of brochure for Old Timer's Resort (formerly Burke's Resort).

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