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The development of the lumber industry in Western Wisconsin
History of the Lumber Industry: Comprehensive Paper on Western Wisconsin
La Crosse resident and historian J.M. Holley researched the history of the lumbering industry in western Wisconsin for a presentation at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Tracing the first mill to sometime around 1820, Holley discusses the development of logging operations on the principle rivers in the region, major figures in the industry, and the technical innovations that contributed to the further spread of timber companies and mills.
Mining, Logging, and Agriculture|
Logging and Forest Products
|Pub Data:||La Crosse Chronicle. 21 October 1906. Wisconsin Historical Society|
|Citation:||Holley, J.M. "History of the Lumber Industry: Comprehensive Paper on Western Wisconsin." La Crosse Chronicle. (21 October 1906). Wisconsin Historical Society; Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=710; Visited on: 8/30/2014|