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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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Huge Log Jam

Date: 1869
Description: Elevated view from steep shoreline of a log jam of about 150 million feet of logs, stopped at the piers of Pound, Halbert, and Co., which stood in about 40...
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Loggers in Bateaux

Date: 1900
Description: Log driving crew on river in five bateaux. In the background on the left is a bridge.
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Log Drive

Date: 1913
Description: Two businessmen visiting a log drive along the Wisconsin River. They stand atop a log holding peavey hooks.
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Log Drive on Wisconsin River

Date: 1913
Description: Eight men are in a boat driving logs down the Wisconsin River.
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Breaking Log Jam on Chippewa River

Date: 1903
Description: Three barefoot boys stand on a pile of logs in the foreground looking across the river at a group of men working to free a log jam in the Big Eddy on the C...
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Hauling Logs With Oxen

Date: 1880
Description: Lumberjacks hauling logs with several teams of oxen.
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Log Drive at Jim Falls

Date: 1909
Description: Men in bateaux for the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company's log drive on the Chippewa River at Jim Falls.
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Logs in Ashland Harbor

Date: 1936
Description: Elevated view of logs tugged across Lake Superior to the harbor at Ashland.
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Log Jam

Date: 1895
Description: Logs move down the river, swirling with cross currents, resulting in a huge log jam.
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Feeding Logs into the Mill

Date: 1930
Description: Workers push logs floating in the Wisconsin River into alignment to enter a building for processing.
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Beef Slough

Date: 1880
Description: Man with a pole standing at the Beef Slough.
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Brailing Pockets — Scalers at Work

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Description: Group of lumber workers standing on logs floating in Beef Slough.
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At Work in Beef Slough

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Description: Elevated view of dozens of workers standing on planks and using poles to maneuver logs in Beef Slough, near Alma.
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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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Cook's Tent in Log Drive

Date: 1913
Description: Cook's tent on a raft in the midst of a log drive on the Wisconsin River.
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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 on the Chippewa River

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Description: Large log jam on the Chippewa River. In the distance a group of men stand atop the jammed logs.
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Brunette Falls on the Chippewa River

Date: 1908
Description: Brunette Falls on the Chippewa River. Several logs are jammed on a rock formation in the river.

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