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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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Jean Brunet

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Description: Crayon portrait of Jean Brunet who kept a lumberman's stopping place at Brunette Falls (now Cornell), on the Chippewa River.

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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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Street Scene

Date: 1926 

Description: A busy street scene. Cars are parked at the curbs on either side of the street. Two women walk on the sidewalk. An American flag flies from the top of a bu...

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: View across railroad tracks of the canning factory in the aftermath of a tornado. The top of the brick structure and the smokestack has been blown off. Pil...

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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

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Description: Eight Scandinavian men in suits and ties sit and stand in two rows posing for a formal studio portrait. Behind them is a curtain and part of a painted back...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: William Irvine (1851-1927)seated in his sleigh next to his daughter Ruth (1891-1987) wearing a hat and wrapped in furs. Mr. Irvine is holding the reins of...

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Description: A bridge across a small creek in Silver Springs Park. Some birch and pine trees stand nearby.

Postcard

Main Street

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Description: View down center of Main Street.

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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: 1932 ca.

Description: Crowd gathered for the milk strike at Stanley.

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Mrs. Merkle

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of Mrs. Merkle, wearing a frilly white dress with lace at hem, cuffs, and neckline.

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

Date: 1919 

Description: Interior view of room at the Boone Tire Factory. Tires are stacked on the floor and in racks. In the left foreground is a large desk with hutch and two cha...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.

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Ruins of Cyclone

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: An overturned car sits among broken pieces of wood, including a broken chair, in a field. An arrow and the words: "Richard Sikora Killed Here" points to th...

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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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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