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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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Loggers Top Loading a Log Bobsled

Date: 1900
Description: Loggers using pulley to top load logs on horse-drawn bob sled.
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Load of Bark with Little Girl

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Description: Men with horse-drawn load of lumber with a little girl standing in front.
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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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Rafts Below Dam

Date: 1886
Description: A fleet of rafts on the Wisconsin River below the Kilbourn dam.
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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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Logging Scene

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Description: A two-man team of sawers work on a massive tree with a crosscut saw (right) while a man with an an axe waits to trim branches. The trunks are then cut down...
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Peshtigo Log Jam

Date: 1907
Description: Loggers breaking up a log jam in the Peshtigo River area.
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Sorting Logs

Date: 1900
Description: Log pond with two lumberjacks walking on the floating logs and sorting them in the Peshtigo River area.
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Indian Log Drivers

Date: 1899
Description: View along shoreline towards Indian log drivers, two in a bateau, and one man standing on the bank of the Chippewa River.
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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.
Map or Atlas

A Bird's-Eye View of the City of Ashland, Wis. County Seat of Ashland Co.

Date: 1886
Description: Bird's-eye view of Ashland, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of The Apostle Islands Chequamagon Bay & Ashland, and Distances from Ashland.
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Raftsman's Series No. 1403: The Fleet Just Below The Dam In The Dells

Date: 1886
Description: Stereograph view of several groups of men on rafts loaded with felled trees.
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Raftsman's Series No. 1425 : Handspiking Off A Bar. A Heavy Lift

Date: 1886
Description: Stereograph of a group of men standing knee deep in water using handspikes probably in an attempt to dislodge a lumber raft from a sandbar or from the shor...
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Raftsman's Series No. 1432 : Running The Kilbourn Dam, On Board The Raft

Date: 1886
Description: Stereograph of a man on a lumber raft steering the raft through the rapids in the Wisconsin Dells. Caption at bottom: The Camera's Story of Raftman's Life...
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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...
Map or Atlas

La Crosse Bird's-Eye Map

Date: 1876
Description: Bird's-eye view of La Crosse.

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