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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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Lumbering horses and oxen

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Description: Lumber crew posing with horses and oxen.
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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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Lappley Bros. Lumberyard

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Description: Winter view of exterior of Lappley Bros. Lumberyard and Feed Mill.
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Street Scene

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Description: View down dirt road towards the Lappley Bros. Lumber Yard. There are houses on the right and in the far background. There are horses and carriages parked a...
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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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Dining Room at Lumber Camp

Date: 1885
Description: Dining room, probably at D. Sullivan's lumber camp.
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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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Schooner Leaving Milwaukee Harbor

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Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...
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International Truck Advertising Poster

Date: 1938
Description: Advertising poster for International trucks. Features a color illustration of men loading lumber onto a truck with utility stake body. Includes the text: "...
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J.S. Timlin Lumber Company

Date: 1958
Description: Aerial photograph showing the J.S. Timlin Lumber Company, 2702 University Avenue, as well as Doctors Park, the Veterans Hospital, and the First Unitarian S...
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The "Hilton"

Date: 1910
Description: The "Hilton," a boat owned by the John Schroeder Lumber Company; captained by Harry Brower.
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The "Juniata" Pushing a Raft of Lumber

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Description: The sternwheel rafter, "Juniata," pushing a raft of lumber. The crew is posing on deck. The boat was later named "Red Wing."
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Raft Fleet Below Dam

Date: 1886
Description: A fleet of rafts on the Wisconsin River below the Kilbourn dam.
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Raftsman's Series No. 1437 : Earning Their Money

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Description: A raftsman at work raising an oar (possibly rowing) with another man standing in the background. A second raft is in the distance.
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Lumber Rafts in Narrows

Date: 1887
Description: Two lumber rafts with men aboard floating down the Wisconsin River.
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Lumberyard in Ruby

Date: 1900
Description: Elevated view of men, women, and a child posing on boards at a lumbering and sawmill operation. The camp was operated by Edward Hahn, who named the communi...
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Raftsman's Series Unnumbered: Man Throwing A Rope

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Description: Stereograph of a man on a raft throwing a rope.
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Raftsman's Series Unnumbered : Working a Spanish Windlass

Date: 1886
Description: Stereograph view of five men on a raft working a Spanish windlass.

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