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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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Description: Exterior view from road of the Chippewa Falls Library. The library opened in 1903 and Andrew Carnegie funded the library with $10,000. Above the main entra...

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Filling Tire Molds

Date: 1919 

Description: Elevated view of a room in the Boone Tire Factory. Two men are removing a tire from a mold, one of many running along a conveyor belt inside the Boone Tire...

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Dam and Bridge

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dam and bridge near Chippewa Falls looking across the river towards a few buildings on the opposite bank.

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Description: Exterior view from road of the Stanley Public Library. The library opened in 1901 and was funded with a $15,000 donation from Mrs. S.F. Moon. Above the mai...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The J.B. Alexander family at the Wisconsin Central train depot. The young child in front holds a doll.

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Description: Large log jam on the Chippewa River. In the distance a group of men stand atop the jammed logs.

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Description: A lumber mill complex on the banks of the Chippewa River. Patches of ice are on the river. Numerous logs lie on the shore opposite the mill and on the ice.

Date: 1886 

Description: J.R. Sharp, P.E. Woodley, W.M. Bour, and R.M. Seymour sit and stand for a studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop wearing work clothes, ties, and ha...

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Description: Several men and women standing inside a department store next to tables piled with bolts of fabric. The store has a pressed tin ceiling.

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: This road map of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, dates to around 1930. It shows the township and range grid, towns, sections, cities and villages, railroads, l...

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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.

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Home Economics

Date:  date unknown

Description: Slightly elevated view of six young women posed in a kitchen. Two women on the left stand at a sink washing dishes, two women stand at a table behind them,...

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Description: Young women practicing fine sewing and lace making at Wisconsin Home for the Feeble Minded.

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Obey and Gunderson

Date:  date unknown

Description: Agricultural forum in Chippewa Falls. Speaking is Congressman David R. Obey, and next to him is Congressman Steve Gunderson. Gunderson was the only represe...

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Big Mill

Date: 1889-05-30 

Description: View of the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company's Big Mill beyond the Wagon Bridge over the Chippewa River.

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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Kettlehole Pond

Date:  date unknown

Description: Kettle hole pond formed by a glacier near Bloomer.

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Richardson Farm

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Description: The Richardson Farm stands at the far edge of a farm field with a creek running through it and animals grazing. The farmhouse is white and surrounded by tr...

Date: 1938 

Description: Exterior view of front entrance of the Hospital building at The Northern Wisconsin Colony and Training School. Climbing vines cover the exterior wall of th...

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