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Strahl, Osborn "A Chippewa good samaritan"

A Chippewa Good Samaritan: This memoir by one of the first lumberjacks to penetrate the Chippewa River valley vividly portrays the working life of early loggers. The author describes working for lumber baron Hiram S. Allen (1806-1886), and his experiences at a winter camp near Jim Falls about 1846. The episode that inspired the article's title occurred while the author was running rafts of logs over those falls with two companions. They became stranded for 36 hours on a rock only inches above the rushing water until an Ojibwe hunter, coming upon them, risked his own life to rescue them one at a time. (5 pages)

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Citation: Strahl, Osborn "A Chippewa good samaritan" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 07 /Issue: 3 (1923-1924)

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