Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
A very great number of lumberjacks were known by nicknames. These names were often descriptive of their work or indicated certain characteristics of the individual. It was not uncommon for a woods worker to spend his entire lumberjack life known by a name not his own. Indeed some lumberjacks assumed a different name because they were losing themselves in the north woods from family or from some infringement of the law. More often, however, nicknames were given lumberjacks by their fellow workers. A few of these nicknames are preserved. All of those listed here are of lumberjacks that roamed the woods in the general area of Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Billie the Bow
Bill the Dangler
Bill the Moocher
Charley the Logger
Dick the Dancer
Hungry Dan Shea
Jack the Ripper
Jimmie on the Trail
Larry the Kicker
The Hemlock Bull
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[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]
42 records found
Albion Academy (Historic Marker)
Barber, Joel Allen 1809 - 1881
Bergh, Johan Arndt 1847 - 1927
Black, Spencer 1950
Burke, Brian B. 1958
Civil War: 13th Infantry
Davidson, John Nelson 1848 - 1945
Democratic Party (in Wisconsin)
Denniston House (Historic Marker Erected 1969)
Dewey, Nelson 1813 - 1889
Four Lakes, City of the
Homme, Even Johnson 1843 - 1903
Hulst, Nelson Powell 1842 - 1923
Little Bohemia raid
Ludington, Harrison 1812 - 1891
Ludington, Nelson 1818 - 1883
Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging)
Nelson Dewey-First Governor of Wisconsin (Historic
Nelson [origin of place name]
Nelson, Adolphys Peter 1872 - 1927
Nelson, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Gaylord A. 1916-2005
Nelson, George Bliss 1876 - 1943
Nelson, John Mandt 1870 - 1955
Nelson, Town of, Buffalo Co.
Nelson, Village of, Buffalo Co.
Nelsonville (historical), Eau Claire Co.
Nelsonville, Portage Co.
Nelsonville, Village of, Portage Co.
Neville, Arthur Courtenay 1850 - 1929
Notestein, Barbara 1949
Outdoor Recreation Act Program (ORAP)
Paine, Edward Lathrop 1801 - 1893
Stone, John Nelson 1835 - 1919
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Tittemore, James Nelson 1864 - 1949
Tweedy, John Hubbard 1814 - 1891
Wells, Horatio Nelson 1808 - 1858