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Big Mill

Date: 1909 

Description: Colorized view of Big Mill, a lumber sawmill on the Chippewa river, next to a churning rapids. In the foreground are loose logs, whitewater, river boulders...

Photograph

Chippewa Falls

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Chippewa Falls taken from high ground.

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Railroad Depot

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Railroad depot with train approaching the station.

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Ruins of Cyclone

Date: 1924-08-07 

Description: The aftermath of a killer tornado, including an arrow and caption that reads: "William Berg Killed Here." In the background near the farmhouse are a group...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Colorized postcard of logs floating in river, looking east between falls and railroad bridge. In the upper right corner is a large number of logging pylons...

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High School

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Hand-colored postcard view from across street towards the Chippewa Falls High School on North Bridge Street.

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Description: Margaret Bish, the daughter of the photographer, sits in the center front row of two rows of young women, all dressed in white dresses, many decorated with...

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Nine-Mile House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View of the exterior of Nine-Mile House.

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Description: Interior view of the Chippewa Falls Library. There is a large open area with a librarian's desk with card trays on the right. A card catalog is in the spac...

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Irvine Park

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Margery Bish sits on the wooden stairs at Irvine Park. Two men stand further back on the tree-lined path. Irvine Park was established in 1906 on land donat...

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Description: Mary Pierce Bish plays an upright piano while her daughter Margaret Bish, standing to her left, and her mother Mrs. Pierce, seated to her right, look on.

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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.

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Sample Pine Log

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: Cut sample pine log mounted as an exhibit in Irvine Park.

Date: 1912 

Description: This blueprint manuscript map shows landownership, mills, railroad, churches, public buildings, the old cemetery, and the Chippewa River and Reservoir. The...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Tilden Mill and dam on Duncan Creek. In the foreground two men are standing and sitting on a large, flat boulder.

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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...

Date: 1903 

Description: Stanley Lumber Company's office entrance way and porch. Built about 1890.

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...

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Railroad Log Car

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Description: A railroad flatbed car loaded with logs and sitting on railroad tracks.

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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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