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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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Leinenkugel Brewery

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Buildings and grounds of the Leinenkugel Brewery. There are beer wagons in the yard, chickens along a wooden walkway, and men on a horse-drawn wagon near a...

Date: 1919 ca.

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

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Capt. R.N. Conners

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Description: Studio portrait of Capt. R.N. Conners [or "Connors"], seated and wearing a uniform.

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Woman at Table

Date:  date unknown

Description: Five women seated at a table set for perhaps a Valentine's Day party. The setting was likely a Home Economics project for the women at the Northern Wiscons...

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Holcombe Parsonage

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Rear view of the first parsonage occupied by the Reverend Mr. Row.

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Log Jam at Big Eddy

Date: 1905 

Description: Log jam at Big Eddy on the Chippewa River during the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company log drive.

Date: 1909 

Description: Men in bateaux for the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company's log drive on the Chippewa River at Jim Falls.

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Manual Training

Date: 1938 

Description: Eight men working on various woodworking projects in a classroom setting at Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: Men working on a wood block road.

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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...

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Flood Wreckage

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: View of the wreckage of wooden structures lying on the shoreline of a river after a flood. A dam across the river has been partially washed away. A man is...

Date: 1884 

Description: The logging camp of Bruno Vinett. About a dozen horses, most in harness, and a similar number of men stand in front of a barn-like building and a small woo...

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Victorian House

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View from street of exterior of the Leslie Wilson residence, a large Victorian house, at 320 Superior Street. A sidewalk runs in front of the house and tre...

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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...

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Trail Through Pines

Date: 1905 

Description: Trail through the pines between Chippewa Falls and Long Lake, Chippewa County.

Date: 1907 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Chippewa Falls with insets of Chippewa Lumber & Boom Co., Opera House Block, Chippewa Falls Furniture Co., and J. Leinenkugel Brewing Co.

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Description: Elevated view looking North down middle of Bridge Street. Both sides of the street are lined with commercial buildings. There are several horse-drawn vehic...

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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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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