Recollections of a Republican politician, 1915
Recollections of a long life, 1829-1915
Isaac Stephenson came to Wisconsin from Maine in 1858. Serving as both an Assembly Representative and a Senator from Wisconsin in the late nineteenth century, Stephenson played an active role in state politics throughout his life. Although much of his memoir deals with civic and political life, the first half provides insights on the forest products industry, his primary occupation, with many details about lumbering, shipping, railroads, the Peshtigo Fire, and life in the forests and the logging camps of mid-19th c. Wisconsin.