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Description: Mrs. Pierce sits in a wicker armchair facing the camera while her granddaughter Margery Bish sits facing her on a stool in front of a piano. Behind them is...

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Park Inn

Date: 2003-10-17 

Description: "We get a new record for distance from Theresa (235 miles) when we visit at Park Inn in Chippewa Falls."

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Description: Full-length portrait of a lady in a floor-length dark dress and elaborate flowered hat standing and holding an umbrella in front of a painted studio backdr...

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Description: Two buildings on the grounds of the South Side Manufacturing Company stand side-by-side in a furrowed dirt yard. The larger building has a large lean-to fi...

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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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...

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Albert Bowe Wedding

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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...

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Description: Bridge Street, looking north, with commercial buildings lining both sides of the street, and numerous horses and buggies on the street, and many people sta...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Group portrait of eight members of the Meinen family on the occasion of the golden anniversary of two of its members. The portrait was taken in front of tw...

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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: 1900 ca.

Description: Big Falls, looking down the Flambeau River. There are large boulders in the foreground and patches of ice in the river.

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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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Description: View from shoreline of lumber mill on the bank of the Chippewa River, with steam emitting from the smokestacks. A bridge over the river is in the right bac...

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Hotel Northern

Date: 1926 

Description: Exterior of the Hotel Northern. The hotel has a Western Union and drugstore on the street level. An American flag flies from the top of the building.

Date: 1975 

Description: This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct...

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Holcombe Parsonage

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of front porch of the first parsonage occupied by the Reverend Mr. Row.

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Log Cabin in Woods

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Description: View from hill looking down on a group of log cabins inhabited by "dam tenders" on the shore of the icebound Chippewa River. A logging dam in is in the rig...

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

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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...

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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