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Photograph

Lumberyard in Ruby

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Elevated view of men, women, and a child posing on boards at a lumbering and sawmill operation. The camp was operated by Edward Hahn, who named the communi...

Date: 1921-05 

Description: A man drives an International Model G-61 truck on a rural road with power lines. The truck was operated by G.E. Hutchinson's Standard Oil Company business.

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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...

Date: 1927 

Description: Rustic, log cabin gas station in Chippewa Falls with a traveler's vehicle being filled with gasoline. It is not clear if the young woman in overalls is a p...

Photograph

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: 1908-05-03 

Description: Photographic postcard of the Filtz and Sons Box Factory. Many logs are stacked in the foreground.

Photograph

Loggers in Bateaux

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Log driving crew on river in five bateaux. In the background on the left is a bridge.

Date: 1919 

Description: Four men work inside the Boone Tire Factory.

Photograph

E. Grossman, Tailor

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Description: Waist-up studio portrait of E. Grossman, a tailor.

Date: 1900 

Description: Sunday morning in a lumber camp bunk house.

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

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.

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

Photograph

Grand Avenue

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: View from Grand Avenue looking at the Wisconsin State Capitol building.

Date: 1904 

Description: Logs floating down the river beneath the bridge on the Chippewa River. On the far shoreline are billboards. One advertises for "J.R. Sharp Hardware." Men a...

Date: 1896 

Description: Two men, one wearing an apron, sit in a wanigan tied to the shore of the Chippewa River near Chippewa Falls. The inside of the boat appears to have a pile...

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1927 

Description: View down street of trucks and cars parked at an angle along the curb in a commercial strip through town. The buildings on the left have signs, including t...

Photograph

Kettlehole Pond

Date:  date unknown

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

Photograph

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: 1910 ca.

Description: View across the Chippewa River towards an industrial red brick building, that is six stories tall in the center section, with a large smokestack at the cen...

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