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Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Margery Bish as a little girl wears a striped dress while hanging clothes on a clothesline. There is a doll behind her on the right.

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: View of Methodist Episcopal Church or Emma Suxton Memorial Church.

Date: 1912 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows landownership, mills, railroad, churches, public buildings, the old cemetery, and the Chippewa River and Reservoir. The...


Big Load of Logs

Date: 1903 

Description: A man sits atop a very high load of logs on a sled pulled by three horses. There is snow on the ground. Numbers are written on the cut ends of the logs.

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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: 1919 ca.

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

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.


Clean Suit

Date: 1995-08-29 

Description: Congressman David R. Obey putting on protective clothing for a tour of the Cray Computer facility.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Front view of the Chippewa Falls public library building. Plate 1260.


Albert Bowe Wedding


Description: Eight members of the wedding party of Albert Bowe. Four men in dark suits wearing boutonnieres are seated and standing in two rows in the middle of the por...

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: View across yard of a storm-damaged farmhouse. In the foreground is an overturned automobile. The windows of the house have been blown out and the roof has...


Main Street

Date:  date unknown

Description: View down center of Main Street.


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: 1903 ca.

Description: View from railroads tracks of the wreckage of wooden buildings left behind after a flood. Intact buildings are visible in a skyline in the distance, and pe...

Date: 1956 

Description: Kierig-Babbitt building, built in 1880.


Description: View across river of several houses and other buildings standing at the edge of the Chippewa River. One building has stilts supporting the back porch over...

Date: 1911 

Description: Postcard featuring a picture and description of the "Eagle House" where Old Abe, Wisconsin's Civil War eagle and mascot of Wisconsin's 8th Volunteer Regime...

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,...

Date: 1872 

Description: Map of the Chippewa River, from the head of navigation at the city of Chippewa Falls, covering a distance of 16 miles above : showing the established impro...

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