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Lumber Raft on the Chippewa River

Date: 1870
Description: Elevated view of lumber raft and workers on the Chippewa River. In the background on the right are dwellings.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Log driving crew for the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. Crew members are in the process of breaking a jam at the Big Eddy. One of the men is carrying a yo...
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St. Croix Log Jam

Date: 1886
Description: Log jam on the St. Croix River at the Head of the Dalles. The jam was about five miles long, and 50,000,000 board feet of white pine was piled up.
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Log Booms on Chequamegon Bay

Date: 1945
Description: Elevated view of logs stored in a logging boom on Chequamegon Bay.
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Goar and Stinson Log Driving Crew

Date: 1902
Description: The Goar and Stinson log driving crew on the Clam River.
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Chippewa River Log Marks

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Description: A few typical Chippewa River log marks, including bark marks and end stamps.
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Raft Construction

Date: 1865
Description: Raft construction on the water.
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Log Jam on St. Croix River

Date: 1886
Description: A log jam near the Dalles on the St. Croix River.
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Log Jam

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Description: Log jam, perhaps on the Black River or the Chippewa River in the Black River Falls area.
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Log Driving Crew

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Description: Crew of log drivers stand on logs with poles.
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Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company Log Driving Crew

Date: 1905
Description: Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company log driving crew on the Chippewa River.
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Log Jam at Big Eddy

Date: 1905
Description: Log jam at Big Eddy on the Chippewa River during the Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company log drive.
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Log Raft on the Black River

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Description: Log raft and paddle steamer on the mouth of the Black River. On the banks of the river, there are buildings of a town visible.
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Log Stamp Patterns

Date: 1951
Description: A collection of end stamp patterns used to identify the owners of logs, as exhibited in the Paul Bunyan Camp Museum in Carson Park.
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Log Jam on Wisconsin River

Date: 1900
Description: Two women and one man in street clothes and wearing hats posing among the logs of a large log jam on the Wisconsin River.
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River Drivers

Date: 1895
Description: Crew of river drivers moving logs off of rocks below a dam probably on the Wisconsin River.
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Sacking the Rapids

Date: 1890
Description: Log driving crew maneuvering logs through rapids below a dam, probably on the Wisconsin River.
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Log Driving Crew

Date: 1910
Description: Logging crew standing on planks and logs possibly in a sorting works on the Yellow River. One man holds a ledger and the others hold long cant hooks.
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M. R. L. Company Log Marks

Date: September 02 1908
Description: A list of log marks (symbols) dated "9/2/08".
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Place's Rapids on the Peshtigo River

Date: 1905
Description: Loggers known as "river pigs" round up stray logs with pikes and peaveys at Place's Rapids.

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