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Lumber Camp Employees and Lumber

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Description: Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company Camp 15. Lumberjacks posed atop a sled load of logs, scaled at 13,562 board feet of lumber.
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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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Loggers Dining at Camp

Date: 1907
Description: Loggers at dinner in the woods north of Glen Flora. The man in the center is filing his saw.
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Lumberjacks with logs

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Description: Thirty-nine lumberers posed in front of a large stack of cut logs.
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Stack of lumber

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Description: Neat stack of lumber next to forest.
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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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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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Felling White Pine

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Description: Two lumberjacks pose at the base of a tree with a double-handled saw poised to cut.
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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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Mill dam

Date: 1867
Description: Mill dam and sash factory.
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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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Town from Across a River

Date: 1870
Description: View from shoreline over river towards the town.
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Two Lumbermen with Saw

Date: 1880
Description: Two lumbermen posing with a two-man crosscut saw they are using on a fallen tree trunk, cutting the pine into manageable sizes for hauling.
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Large Log Jam

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Description: Two men climb on a very large log jam.
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Stump Land and Soil Erosion

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Description: Forest destroyed by destructive logging followed by a fire. The right-hand side of the image shows where soil erosion has begun.
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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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Loading Pine Logs

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Description: Workers loading pine logs in northern Wisconsin when there was still virgin timber for logging.
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Phoenix Log Hauler

Date: 1914
Description: Steam log hauler made by Phoenix Manufacturing Company of Eau Claire, pulling loaded skids through snow. Rice Lake lumber camp, overland spur.

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