Rafting lumber down the Wisconsin River in 1849

Lumber Rafting on Wisconsin River


Simon Augustus Sherman came to Wisconsin from Massachusetts in 1848, settling near his cousin in Plover. Trained as a carpenter, Sherman entered the lumber business after he acquired land at the site where the Plover River entered the Wisconsin. Sherman worked actively in the lumber industry for many years, milling, rafting, and selling lumber in various markets. In this article, Sherman describes some early rafting operations on the Wisconsin river.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
Logging and Forest Products
Creator: Sherman, Simon Augustus
Pub Data: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 58th Annual Meeting (Madison, 1911): 171-180.
Citation: Sherman, Simon Augustus. Lumber rafting on Wisconsin River. ((Madison : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1911). Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its ... annual meeting ; 58th (1910), p. 171-180). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=908; Visited on: 12/17/2014
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