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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.

Date: 1870 ca.

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

Date: 1909 

Description: A studio portrait of Company C of the Wisconsin National Guard in uniform.

Photograph

Trail Through Pines

Date: 1905 

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

Date: 1925-11 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows an addition. The map was surveyed and platted for B.G. Proctor, president, and George Peterson, secretary, of the Corne...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: F.G. and C.A. Stanley Manufacturing Plant. Plank side in foreground.

Photograph

Little Falls Dam

Date: 1913 

Description: View from below Little Falls Dam on the Chippewa River.

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Description: Memohead of Seymour's Bank in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the bank building, including people coming and going on the sidewalk...

Photograph

High School

Date: 1927 

Description: Exterior of Cornell High School.

Date: 1873 

Description: This 1873 map of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, which at the time also encompassed all or part of Price, Rusk, Sawyer, and Taylor counties, shows the township...

Painting

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Painting depicting Chippewa Falls and the first sawmill on the Chippewa River, built by Jean Brunet. The residence of H.S. Allen, one of the owners of the...

Map or Atlas

City of Chippewa Falls

Date: 1938 

Description: This map shows plat of town, land ownership by name, city limits, section boundaries, wards, local roads, railroads, parks, fairgrounds, cemeteries, locati...

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Description: View across river of several houses and other buildings standing at the edge of the Chippewa River. One building has stilts supporting the back porch over...

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Description: Tom Cummings, wearing a suit and cravat, stands holding the reins of his saddled horse, who is wearing a ribbon reading "1st Premium."

Photograph

Street Scene

Date: 1929 

Description: View down retail street. Cars are parked along the curbs. The stores include: Victrola's dealer, a cafe, a recreation parlor, a restaurant, a clothing stor...

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: View across yard of a storm-damaged farmhouse. In the foreground is an overturned automobile. The windows of the house have been blown out and the roof has...

Photograph

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...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: Fire department steamer #1 fire engine, named after hotel proprietor J.A. Taylor.

Photograph

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.

Photograph

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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